Caribbean youth ministry officials to convene in Guyana L-R:  Dr. Frank Anthony, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of Guyana; Katherine Ellis, Director of Youth Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat; Glenyss James, Acting Regional Director, Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Senior Officials Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.

28 January 2014

Senior government officials from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean are to meet in Georgetown, Guyana, on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 to review their priorities for youth development

Commonwealth Observer Group issues final report on 2013 election in Maldives

23 January 2014

One of the Observer Group’s findings was that despite repeated delays and uncertainty around the process, Maldivian voters remained engaged and repeatedly turned out in large numbers to cast their ballot and express their will.

Secretary-General conveys Commonwealth support to storm-wracked Eastern Caribbean Image of Lightning in St Lucia. Image by Martijn Barendse

10 January 2014

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to the Prime Ministers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Saint Lucia following the tragic loss of life and devastation wrought by the recent storm in the Eastern Caribbean.

Commemoration marks 20 years since Rwanda genocide Rwandan High Commissioner Williams Nkurunziza (centre left) and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma (centre right) light remembrance candle

8 January 2014

Diplomats, survivors and well-wishers lit candles of remembrance at The Commonwealth’s headquarters in London on Tuesday, 7 January, as they gathered to commemorate 20 years since the Rwanda genocide. The 1994 genocide claimed around one million lives.

Travel bursaries for broadcast skills exchange Image of Miriam Basia, journalist from the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Commission, reading the news

2 January 2014

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) are providing funding for eight employees of CBA member organisations to visit another country in 2014.

"Commonwealth can offer us a fresh view of life" - HM Queen Elizabeth II Image of HM Queen Elizabeth II

28 December 2013

Head of the Commonwealth HM Queen Elizabeth II comments on the "family ties" of the Commonwealth that are a source of encouragement to many

New Deputy Secretary-General (Economic and Social Development) appointed

24 December 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has appointed Mr Deodat Maharaj, from Trinidad and Tobago, to the post of Deputy Secretary-General (Economic and Social Development) at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Commonwealth in 2013 Image of dancers at the Commonwealth Youth Forum opening ceremony in November 2013 in Sri Lanka.

20 December 2013

Celebrating the year in pictures

Commonwealth Youth Council launches website Image of the Commonwealth Youth Council website

12 December 2013

The digital face of the Commonwealth Youth Council was launched yesterday at

Commonwealth Secretary-General joins international figures to honour memory of Nelson Mandela at memorial service Image of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and South Africa President Jacob Zuma

12 December 2013

The world joins South Africa from near and far to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela.