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Commonwealth to host very small states conference Image of a woman selling produce at a market place, Seychelles

5 April 2013

Meeting will explore solutions to public administration challenges faced by small member countries

Banking the unbanked in Vanuatu Image of National Bank of Vanuatu employees Mark Solomon and Willie Loughman collecting savings and opening new bank accounts in Ohlen Mataso village, Vanuatu

4 April 2013

How do you encourage people to save and bank their money where no bank branches exist? The National Bank of Vanuatu with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat came up with some innovative ideas…

Commonwealth Youth Awards open for 2013 nominations Image of 2013 Commonwealth Youth Awards logo

3 April 2013

Awards highlight contribution young people make to achieving development goals

Putting young people at the centre of development

27 March 2013

London, 27 March 2013 ‒ Commonwealth youth ministers will make a strong statement about the role of youth in development when they meet in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 17 to 19 April 2013 under the banner ‘Young People at the Centre of Sustainable Development.’

Have your say on women in leadership Image of woman with pen

26 March 2013

Entries for youth essay competition close on 8 April

Commonwealth explorers officially begin six-month historic polar trek Image of The Coldest Journey Team at the start of the expedition

25 March 2013

‘Coldest Journey’ team aims to raise US$10 million towards combating preventative blindness

South African President launches Commonwealth youth worker conference Image of South African President Jacob Zuma and University of South Africa Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya with delegates

20 March 2013

First Commonwealth conference on training of youth workers will chart a way forward for professionalising the sector

Commonwealth Secretary-General commiserates with Government and people of Bangladesh

20 March 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to commiserate with the Government and people of Bangladesh over the announced death today of President Zillur Rahman.

Commonwealth Secretary-General commends Pakistan on five years of democratically elected government

20 March 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has congratulated Pakistan on the completion of the recent five-year term of its democratically elected civilian government.

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

13 March 2013

London, 13 March 2013 ‒ Four young development workers from Australia, Barbados, Kenya and Sri Lanka, were today awarded £14,000 between them for their projects.