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Commonwealth creates Youth Development Index

6 February 2013

The Commonwealth has developed its first index to monitor the development and empowerment of young people in its member countries.

Ricken Patel, Executive Director of Avaaz, to deliver Commonwealth Lecture Ricken Patel

5 February 2013

Book now to attend the 16th Commonwealth Lecture

Educating young people about their human rights

5 February 2013

The Commonwealth is training Caribbean youth workers on educating young people about their human rights.

Commonwealth announces finalists for youth awards in development work

1 February 2013

The 16 finalists will each receive a £1,000 grant to advance their development work

Creating access to finance for women

1 February 2013

Financial services experts from across the Commonwealth will meet in the Indian city of Ahmedabad from 4 to 8 February 2013 to share knowledge and experiences on how to ease women’s access to finance

Sir Anand Satyanand appointed Chair of Commonwealth Foundation

29 January 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has announced former Governor-General of New Zealand Sir Anand Satyanand as Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Commonwealth and UNDP work with Caribbean on debt challenges

28 January 2013

“This requires combined wisdom to explore ways of dealing with this challenge if efforts to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals are to bear fruit” – Cyrus Rustomjee

Commonwealth Youth Programme celebrates 40th anniversary Young entrepreneurs in their surf shop in the Fiji Islands set up with assistance from the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) South Pacific.

25 January 2013

The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) is celebrating 40 years of championing young people’s engagement in decision-making and development.

Secretary-General’s statement on Maldives

24 January 2013

London, 24 January 2013 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma announced today that his Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, will visit Malé from 25 to 27 January 2013 as part of the Commonwealth’s continuing engagement with the country.

Passing the mantle at the Council of Commonwealth Societies

24 January 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma yesterday hosted a reception at the Commonwealth headquarters, Marlborough House in London, to thank the outgoing Chair of the Council of Commonwealth Societies, Lord Watson of Richmond, and to welcome the Council’s incoming Chair, Lord Howell of Guildford.