Introducing the Commonwealth: Helping every voice to be heard

19 September 2014

Ever wondered what the Commonwealth stands for today? We've launched a video to show who and what the Commonwealth is about.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Fiji elections

18 September 2014

"The election in Fiji has been a welcome turning point. The Charter of the Commonwealth recognises the inalienable right of all Commonwealth citizens to participate in democratic processes, in particular through free and fair elections in shaping the societies in which they live.

Commonwealth welcomes peace agreement in Mozambique Mozambique Island Bridge

5 September 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Renamo, the opposition political party, ahead of next month’s presidential, parliamentary and regional assembly elections.

2015 Commonwealth theme announced Group of young people raise their arms up in the air in celebration

4 September 2014

‘A Young Commonwealth’ has been chosen as the theme for Commonwealth Day 2015, which takes place on 9 March.

Why a youth goal in the post-2015 agenda? Why a Youth Goal in the Post 2015 Agenda?

4 September 2014

The Organisation of African Youth and partners recently convened for a High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals from 19th-21st August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Blog: SIDS 2014 conference in Samoa

4 September 2014

Leaders gathered in Samoa from 1-4 September at the United Nations' International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to help build durable partnerships and secure sustainable development for vulnerable coastal nations.

Tool for building resilience expanded by Commonwealth

3 September 2014

A vulnerability resilience framework, newly revised and expanded by the Commonwealth, helps small states to develop policies to build resilience and bounce back from economic and environmental crises.

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 to recognise passion and excellence

1 September 2014

Nominations are open for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. The annual awards recognise the invaluable contribution of young people to development.