Commonwealth conference addresses decentralisation as key to local development

20 May 2013

“While national governments will always remain important, the onus is even greater on local governments to deliver the fruits of development” - Amitav Banerji, Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth makes case for small, vulnerable countries at G20 meeting in Moscow Image of Dr Cyrus Rustomjee, the Director of Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat  (3rd from left), speaking during the G20 Development Working Group

17 May 2013

The contribution by the Commonwealth at this meeting has been timely, relevant and productive - Andrey Bokarev, chair of the Russian G20 Development Working Group

Commonwealth book and short story regional prize winners announced Image of Commonwealth Writers logo

14 May 2013

The regional winners of the 2013 Commonwealth book and short story prizes were announced today, unearthing the best of new writing from across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 announces ticketing process Image of Clyde, the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 mascot

13 May 2013

Tickets for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 will go on sale from 19 August 2013.

Commonwealth Secretary-General praises Pakistan for conducting historic poll

13 May 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today congratulated the people of Pakistan for successfully concluding the 11 May 2013 parliamentary elections, and pledged continued support from the organisation as the country consolidates its democracy.

Q&A with former Olympian and Commonwealth sport policy adviser Professor Bruce Kidd Image of Professor Bruce Kidd. Credit: Play the Game/Tine Harden

9 May 2013

“Everyone in the Commonwealth understands sport and it’s a powerful teacher by enabling you to see the commonality despite the diversity of humanity”- Professor Bruce Kidd

Sustainable reconciliation needs moral leadership, financing and balance Image of Kyalo Ngugi and Judge Priyantha R P Perera

7 May 2013

Commonwealth countries identify critical components for lasting peace after conflict

What did the delegates say? Image of participants at a Commonwealth roundtable on reconcilation

7 May 2013

Participants at a Commonwealth roundtable on reconcilation from 1 to 3 May share their thoughts on garnering lasting peace after conflict

World Press Freedom Day message Image of World Press Freedom Day 2013 logo

3 May 2013

As we mark World Press Freedom Day today, 3 May, The Commonwealth once again reaffirms its firm commitment to a free and responsible press in promoting democracy, development and diversity.

Civil efforts key to true reconciliation, says Lord Alderdice

2 May 2013

“The goal of the Commonwealth’s partnership with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is to support Sri Lanka’s national efforts and plans to provide access for all its citizens to a life of dignity and opportunity in keeping with the values of the Commonwealth” – Sharma