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

Commonwealth Secretary-General commiserates with Government and people of Bangladesh

20 March 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to commiserate with the Government and people of Bangladesh over the announced death today of President Zillur Rahman.

Commonwealth Secretary-General commends Pakistan on five years of democratically elected government

20 March 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has congratulated Pakistan on the completion of the recent five-year term of its democratically elected civilian government.

Commonwealth Secretary-General commends Kenyans on peaceful poll Image of Kenya General Elections 2013

13 March 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has extended his congratulations to Uhuru Kenyatta, on Mr Kenyatta’s election to the Presidency of the Republic of Kenya.

Commonwealth Day messages

11 March 2013

Head of the Commonwealth, HM Queen Elizabeth II, and Commonwealth Secretary-General on this year's Commonwealth theme: 'Opportunity through Enterprise'

The choice of Sri Lanka as host of CHOGM 2013

11 March 2013

From 15 to 17 November this year, Sri Lanka will host the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The choice of each CHOGM venue is a collective decision taken by Commonwealth leaders.

Commonwealth observers commend Kenyans for peaceful poll and call for calm as results come in

6 March 2013

Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Festus Mogae, said the country was now in a critical period as it awaits the results

Commonwealth Secretariat Spokesperson's statement on Maldives

5 March 2013

The Commonwealth Secretariat Spokesperson, Richard Uku, made the following statement today on the arrest of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed in Malé on 5 March.

Positioning governance in the post-2015 agenda

2 March 2013

Deputy Secretary-General addresses global consultation in South Africa