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Secretary-General thanks Australia for leadership on Commonwealth reform Image of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Australian Prime Minister and Commonwealth Chair-in-Office Julia Gillard

12 April 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has commended Australia for its leadership as the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, a two-year position taken on by the host nation of each Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Commonwealth Observer Group issues Final Report on 2013 elections in Kenya Image of woman voting in Kenyan General Election

11 April 2013

Elections were credible and met many key benchmarks for democratic elections

Commonwealth represented at Kenyan presidential inauguration Image of the Kenyan presidential inauguration

10 April 2013

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba and Communications and Public Affairs Director Richard Uku attended the Kenyan presidential inauguration ceremony at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi on Tuesday, 9 April.

Unleashing the vast potential of young people: a history of the Commonwealth Youth Programme

9 April 2013

Explore this interactive story on CYP’s 40 years of championing young people’s engagement in decision-making and development

Commonwealth to host very small states conference Image of a woman selling produce at a market place, Seychelles

5 April 2013

Meeting will explore solutions to public administration challenges faced by small member countries

Banking the unbanked in Vanuatu Image of National Bank of Vanuatu employees Mark Solomon and Willie Loughman collecting savings and opening new bank accounts in Ohlen Mataso village, Vanuatu

4 April 2013

How do you encourage people to save and bank their money where no bank branches exist? The National Bank of Vanuatu with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat came up with some innovative ideas…

Commonwealth Youth Awards open for 2013 nominations Image of 2013 Commonwealth Youth Awards logo

3 April 2013

Awards highlight contribution young people make to achieving development goals

Have your say on women in leadership Image of woman with pen

26 March 2013

Entries for youth essay competition close on 8 April

Commonwealth explorers officially begin six-month historic polar trek Image of The Coldest Journey Team at the start of the expedition

25 March 2013

‘Coldest Journey’ team aims to raise US$10 million towards combating preventative blindness

South African President launches Commonwealth youth worker conference Image of South African President Jacob Zuma and University of South Africa Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya with delegates

20 March 2013

First Commonwealth conference on training of youth workers will chart a way forward for professionalising the sector