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Commonwealth brokers maritime boundary discussions between Caribbean islands Image of fingers pointing at maps

1 November 2013

The Commonwealth is assisting St Kitts and Nevis to resolve its outstanding maritime boundaries with five neighbouring countries in the Caribbean region.

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to visit Maldives

1 November 2013

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, will visit Male’ from 3 to 7 November 2013, as part of his continuing engagement with Maldives to promote the consolidation of democracy, and Commonwealth values and principles.

Commonwealth honours youth workers Image of (left to right): Commonwealth Youth Worker Award Caribbean regional winner Alex Foster; Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba; Asia regional winner Priyadharshanie Ariyaratne; Africa regional winner Nelly Shella Tchaptcheut Yonga; and Pacific regional winner Joanne Dorres.

31 October 2013

Four youth workers from around the Commonwealth have received awards recognising their exceptional work to empower young people, as part of Youth Work Week.

Youth, Education and the Commonwealth celebrated at Buckingham Palace Image of Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Commonwealth Choir

31 October 2013

Young people from across the Commonwealth met HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, for a reception marking 40 years of the Commonwealth Youth Programme and the centenary of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Commonwealth issues final report on Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial elections Image of Sri Lanka flag

29 October 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has issued the report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Election, held on 21 September 2013.

Commonwealth releases report on the 2013 elections in Swaziland Image of Swaziland flag

28 October 2013

The elections were generally well organised, but fell short of meeting Swaziland’s key international obligations for democratic elections

Commonwealth releases Expert Team report on 2013 legislative polls in Rwanda Image of Rwanda flag

28 October 2013

Elections were peaceful and met key democratic electoral benchmarks

Commonwealth Junior Election Professionals initiative: speech by Amitav Banerji

22 October 2013

"This initiative is a tangible illustration of how important well-managed and credible elections are to the Commonwealth, which has democracy as one of its core values" - Amitav Banerji, Director of Political Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Junior Election Professionals initiative launched in India Image of participants of the Junior Election Professionals initiative in India

21 October 2013

Participants will examine how technology can contribute to more inclusive, transparent and credible elections across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Statement on Maldives

19 October 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said today that he is extremely concerned by the further stalling of the democratic process in Maldives, following the stopping this morning of the scheduled 19 October presidential election.