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11 February 2013

Colombo, 11 February 2013 - Contrary to some media reports, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has not made any statements today with regard to Sri Lanka as host venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2013.

Commonwealth Secretary-General starts visit to Sri Lanka

10 February 2013

Colombo, 10 February 2013 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 10 to 13 February 2013, his third visit to the country as Secretary-General. Mr Richard Uku, Official Spokesperson and Director of Communications and Public Affairs, announced this from Colombo today.

Commonwealth investment guide launched at trade workshop in Vanuatu

7 February 2013

Trade officials from 13 Commonwealth Pacific countries are meeting in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, for a week-long training course on negotiating investment and trade deals.

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