Young people as development partners for small island nations

29 August 2014

Youth leaders represented at a global summit on small island nations in Samoa have called on national governments to include young people as partners for sustainable development.

Commonwealth and La Francophonie make case for world’s poor ahead of G20  Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Finance minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jon Patrice Kitebi, met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on 29 August 2014_1.jpg

29 August 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Finance minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jon Patrice Kitebi, met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on 29 August 2014 to discuss development priorities ahead of the G20 summit which takes place in Brisbane in November.

Building the resilience of small states - video Building the resilience of small states

28 August 2014

Small states face a special set of development challenges, making them especially vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks.

The Bahamas announces logo competition winner for 2015 education meeting Daniel Hanna

27 August 2014

The winner of the logo design competition for the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) was announced on the 28 July at a press conference in Nassau, The Bahamas, by The Bahamas Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Jerome Fitzgerald.

Nominations closing soon for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014 Nominations closing soon for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014

26 August 2014

Nominations closing soon (30th August) for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014

Commonwealth hosts diaspora leadership summit

20 August 2014

The Commonwealth in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity, brought together student leaders for the first Diaspora Leadership Summit, in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity

£5 million raised for children of the Commonwealth £5 million raised for children of the Commonwealth

14 August 2014

More than £5 million was raised for children of the Commonwealth thanks to a new partnership between UNICEF, Glasgow 2014 and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Bilateral deals boost sport in Commonwealth countries Jamacain and South African Sports Ministers

8 August 2014

Ministers hail sport and physical education commitments agreed between India and Lesotho, Jamaica and South Africa, at Commonwealth meeting

Credible elections are the ‘heartbeat’ of democracy, says Sharma Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma (left) with Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igban, the Deputy Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (right).

5 August 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has underscored the importance of conducting elections that enjoy the trust and confidence of citizens across the 53 nation organisation.

WW1 Commonwealth deaths remembered Tyne Cot Commonwealth war memorial

5 August 2014

To mark their loss, high level representatives of Commonwealth member countries gathered in Glasgow on Monday - following the close of the Commonwealth Games - to attend a special commemoration.

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