Youth forum opening ceremony heralds start of Commonwealth gathering Image of Sri Lanka dancers

10 November 2013

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Forum began today with a vibrant display of colour, music and song at its opening ceremony in Sri Lanka.

Meet the candidates for the Commonwealth Youth Council Executive Image of Commonwealth Youth Council flyer

1 November 2013

The Commonwealth Youth Council is an autonomous youth-led body, which aims to further advance the youth development agenda and strengthen young people’s participation in the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth brokers maritime boundary discussions between Caribbean islands Image of fingers pointing at maps

1 November 2013

The Commonwealth is assisting St Kitts and Nevis to resolve its outstanding maritime boundaries with five neighbouring countries in the Caribbean region.

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to visit Maldives

1 November 2013

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, will visit Male’ from 3 to 7 November 2013, as part of his continuing engagement with Maldives to promote the consolidation of democracy, and Commonwealth values and principles.

Commonwealth honours youth workers Image of (left to right): Commonwealth Youth Worker Award Caribbean regional winner Alex Foster; Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba; Asia regional winner Priyadharshanie Ariyaratne; Africa regional winner Nelly Shella Tchaptcheut Yonga; and Pacific regional winner Joanne Dorres.

31 October 2013

Four youth workers from around the Commonwealth have received awards recognising their exceptional work to empower young people, as part of Youth Work Week.

Youth, Education and the Commonwealth celebrated at Buckingham Palace Image of Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Commonwealth Choir

31 October 2013

Young people from across the Commonwealth met HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, for a reception marking 40 years of the Commonwealth Youth Programme and the centenary of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The Commonwealth Observer Group makes reference to statements made during the Maldives Police Service’s press conference this morning Image of maldives flag

19 October 2013

The Observer Group wishes to clarify that at no stage did the Commonwealth Observer Group or any of its members give advice to the Maldives Police Service regarding its decision to take action to prevent the 19 October Presidential election from taking place.

Climate change activist wins pan-Commonwealth Youth Award

16 October 2013

Regional and pan-Commonwealth winners receive £14,000 grant between them

Commonwealth, World Bank, launch book on tourism Image of (from left to right): Dr Mark Hampton; St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas; and Dr Denny Lewis-Bynoe, Economic Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat

15 October 2013

A publication that explores how tourism can facilitate growth, create jobs and improve livelihoods in small island developing states was launched in Washington DC on 12 October 2013.

HM The Queen launches Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton on its global journey

9 October 2013

HM the Queen launched the Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace today at a simple but hugely well-attended ceremony which attracted crowds of supporter as well as some of Scotland's greatest athletes, young people from across the Commonwealth and senior representatives from across the Commonwealth.