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Statement by the Secretary-General on Sri Lanka’s counting of the dead Image of Sri Lanka flag

2 December 2013

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.

Developing an Eastern Caribbean ocean policy Image of Guyanese fishermen

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

Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014 Image of Form 4 English students at King George VI School, Honiara, Solomon Islands. Copyright: Commonwealth Secretariat. Credit: Tom Perry.

28 November 2013

Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition.

Commonwealth Expert Group calls for transparency in climate finance Image of climate finance report cover graphic

22 November 2013

A Commonwealth expert group convened to explore practical actions to help unlock resources for small and vulnerable Commonwealth countries combat climate change impacts has called for transparency and accountability in the processes and procedures of accessing climate funds.

Sri Lanka's Civil War & Non-Transitional Justice

25 November 2013

The talk will focus on the end of Sri Lanka's civil war, the manner in which it undermined the "right to protect" doctrine, and why the country is unlikely to experience transitional justice.

Commonwealth Nurses Conference: 'Nurses and Midwives: Agents of Change' Image of Alauna Fuka, a nurse at Tonga's Vaiola Hospital

8 March 2014 to 9 March 2014

The Commonwealth Nurses Federation will host the 2nd Commonwealth Nurses Conference in March 2014.

Taking it to the Streets - CAM 40th Anniversary

14 May 2014 to 17 May 2014

The Commonwealth Association of Museums celebrates its 40th anniversary through a triennial symposium in Glasgow in May 2014.

Statement by Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

17 November 2013

CMAG recalled its decision of 13 November to place Maldives on its formal agenda pending the holding of a credible election on 16 November and the inauguration of a new president. Ministers therefore decided to remove Maldives from CMAG’s formal agenda.

Magampura Commitment to Young People Image of young people at desk

17 November 2013

“Young People at the Centre of Sustainable and Inclusive Development”

Kotte Statement on International Trade and Investment

17 November 2013

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-17 November 2013