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Commonwealth finance ministers to meet in Washington DC

4 October 2013

Ministers will discuss economic and policy issues focusing on financing of the post-2015 development agenda as well as reform of global economic governance. Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will chair the meeting.

The Gambia: Commonwealth Spokesperson's statement Image of the Commonwealth logo

3 October 2013

The Commonwealth Secretariat is in touch with the Gambian authorities to establish the facts

Commonwealth Youth Council seeks nominations for Executive Image of young people

2 October 2013

Nominees must be a member of a national youth council or a registered youth-led organisation and aged 15-27.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka expresses commitment to play role in national reconciliation Image of Sri Lanka flag

2 October 2013

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has said it has a critical role to play in national reconciliation efforts.

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize open for entries Image of 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize joint overall winners Eliza Robertson (left) and Sharon Millar

1 October 2013

The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words)

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 - Outcomes Image of CHOGM 2013: Commonwealth Heads of Government and their representatives and on front row (right to left) Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and HRH The Prince of Wales

15 November 2013 to 17 November 2013

CHOGM 2013 Outcomes: “Growth with Equity; Inclusive Development”

Special Envoy to return to Maldives Image of Maldives flag

30 September 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has requested his Special Envoy, Sir Don Mckinnon, to make a further visit to Maldives as part of his ongoing mission of good offices. Accordingly, Sir Don will be in Male' from 2 to 5 October 2013.

Joint Statement on Maldives by the Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Chair of Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

27 September 2013

Meeting in New York today, Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) Ministers considered the situation in Maldives, where the second round of the presidential election would have been due to take place on 28 September 2013.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group 40th Meeting Concluding Statement

27 September 2013

The f Concluding Statement of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, following its meeting in New York today.

Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meet in New York Image of Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

27 September 2013

Commonwealth foreign affairs ministers held their 12th annual meeting in New York on Thursday 26 September in the margins of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.