The Commonwealth in 2014 Large group of people dressed up as African wildlife perform on stage

23 December 2014

Celebrating the year in pictures

Reflections on the Commonwealth’s relief effort following the 2004 tsunami Two young girls stand amidst the wreckage of buildings next to the ocean

23 December 2014

Ten years ago, a devastating tsunami crashed into parts of south and south-east Asia killing hundreds of thousands of people and injuring many more.

Launch of Commonwealth Community Choir Competition 2015 Choir group of multicultural children stand alongside Commonwealth Secretary-General

19 December 2014

On Human Rights Day, at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, ‘The Commonwealth Community Choir Competition 2015 – Music for Peace and Development’ was launched.

Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho releases guidelines on coalition formation Outdoor landscape

18 December 2014

Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad, has published guidelines on coalition formation and sustainability for the southern African country.

Youth organisations agree on young entrepreneurs alliance for Caribbean and Canada Group of people seated at a table looking at various work papers

16 December 2014

Youth entrepreneurship organisations from thirteen Commonwealth countries across the Caribbean and including Canada have agreed to form a regional alliance of young entrepreneurs

Agreement reached between Fiji, Tuvalu and France on maritime boundaries Three men signing an agreement

12 December 2014

An agreement between Fiji, Tuvalu and France over their maritime borders was brokered this week with support from the Commonwealth.

Experts call on governments to protect the rights of women and girls Four women and one man are seated in front of an audience to host a panel discussion

12 December 2014

To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a panel discussion with the theme of ‘Why Rights?’

Deputy Secretary-General meets with members of the Parliament of Rwanda Rwandan MPs stand on stairs next to Employees of the Commonwealth Secretariat

5 December 2014

Deputy Secretary-General, Gary Dunn met with four members of the Parliament of Rwanda on 4 December

Secretary-General concludes visit to India Two men are seated and talk with one another

5 December 2014

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma concluded a visit to India this week, where he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the deepening engagement and leadership by India in the Commonwealth.

Resource for creating and managing youth clubs launched Mixed group of young people paint on a large canvas

2 December 2014

Commonwealth Secretariat launches practical resource guide for youth workers and civil society organisations