The world joins South Africa from near and far to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela.
On International Human Rights Day, the Secretary-General today urges careful and full consideration of all national constitutional provisions and due legal process in relation to the conviction and sentencing to death of any Commonwealth citizen.
Educating people about human rights, especially those in positions of authority, is fundamental to protecting and promoting them.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, describing him as “a man of the Commonwealth who touched the world.”
By Chair in Office President Mahinda Rajapaksa; former Commonwealth Secretaries-General Sir Shridath Ramphal, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Sir Donald McKinnon; and Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba
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The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has sent a pre-election assessment mission to Bangladesh this week, following an invitation from the Chief Elections Commissioner.
Last week’s announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka that it will conduct a national census to determine the extent of the loss of life during the country’s 26-year old civil war, is a welcome step.
The Commonwealth has been assisting the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Secretariat with the development and implementation of a regional ocean policy, the first of its kind in the Caribbean
Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition.