HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, looks back on a year of celebration and reflects on the importance of public service
Our highlights from the past 12 months in pictures
At the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM) in Mauritius, August 2012, ministers established a Working Group to develop recommendations for the post-2015 development framework for education. The recommendations would reflect Commonwealth priorities for education and would feed into the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and to the UNESCO Global Education for All Meetings.
Agreement reached on 2011 reform proposals
A new Commonwealth publication that reveals the ‘big divide’ between small states in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been launched.
The dawn of a new year brings with it heightened awareness of rising expectations for the future, and of opportunities that lie ahead. This is particularly true for young people, and in the Commonwealth we are particularly alive to the ambitions and potential of our youth, who account for more than half of the Commonwealth family across the world.
"This is a prime opportunity for us to exercise the collective advocacy role for which the Commonwealth is so well equipped" – Secretary-General
Commonwealth Ministerial Working Group on the Post-2015 Development Framework for Education
Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
London, 12 December 2012