Deputy Secretary-General to address UNDP consultation

28 February 2013

Outputs will focus on recommendations on governance and accountability in the post-2015 agenda

Kenya polls come at a critical time, say Commonwealth observers Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Festus Mogae

28 February 2013

As Kenyans go to the polls to elect their leaders on 4 March 2013, Commonwealth observers have welcomed the positive steps undertaken by the country to build confidence in the electoral process, noting that these elections come at a critical time in the country’s history.

Commonwealth Secretary-General addresses UN Human Rights Council

28 February 2013

Kamalesh Sharma at the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council's 22nd session in Geneva

Commonwealth wishes Sir Ranulph Fiennes a speedy recovery Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba and Sir Ranulph Fiennes

27 February 2013

The Commonwealth wishes Sir Ranulph Fiennes a speedy recovery after the explorer had to withdraw from the first-ever Winter crossing of Antarctica after developing a case of frostbite.

African prison officials attend human rights training

21 February 2013

The specially-designed course is encouraging leaders to make a difference in the prisons they manage

Statement by the Commonwealth Spokesperson on Fiji

21 February 2013

Commonwealth Spokesperson Richard Uku said today that the Commonwealth continues to monitor closely developments in Fiji, including those in relation to the registration of political parties and the development of a new constitution.

Statement by the Commonwealth Spokesperson on Zambia

20 February 2013

Some recent media reports have referred to a submission by the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights in Zambia to the Commonwealth Secretary-General. Such a submission has indeed been received.

Commonwealth Students’ Association launches strategic plan

14 February 2013

The CSA will engage and empower students in the Commonwealth to influence key education decisions and policies

Commonwealth investment guide launched at trade workshop in Vanuatu

7 February 2013

Trade officials from 13 Commonwealth Pacific countries are meeting in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, for a week-long training course on negotiating investment and trade deals.

Commonwealth creates Youth Development Index

6 February 2013

The Commonwealth has developed its first index to monitor the development and empowerment of young people in its member countries.