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Commonwealth helping small states build resilience to shocks

14 June 2013

World-renowned experts will meet in Valletta, Malta, from 18 to 19 June for a technical workshop on strengthening resilience in small states. Over half of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries are small states.

Commonwealth partners with BBC, British Council on schools project Image of Commonwealth Class logo

13 June 2013

The Commonwealth Secretariat today marks the start of a new partnership with the BBC and the British Council on a project aimed at promoting dialogue among students and sharing educational resources with schools.

Sport experts call for Commonwealth action on integrity in sport

13 June 2013

Sport and development experts concluded a two-day meeting in London with an urgent call for Commonwealth action on sport integrity.

Sport examined as tool to achieve education and health goals Image of Professor Bruce Kidd, Interim Chair of CABOS

12 June 2013

Sports and development experts are meeting in London to discuss how sport could accelerate the achievement of education and health goals in the Commonwealth.

Vocational skills key to job creation for young people - Deputy Secretary-General Image of Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba (right) with a young woman undergoing training in electrical engineering at the SOS Children's Villages in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10 June 2013.

11 June 2013

While visiting Zambia Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba meets young people receiving vocational and entrepreneurship training

Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers to meet in Dhaka

11 June 2013

Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers will meet in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 17 to 19 June 2013 under the banner ‘Women’s Leadership for Enterprise’.

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General to visit Zambia

6 June 2013

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba will visit Zambia from 10 to 13 June 2013.

Mauritius Prime Minister and Secretary-General discuss areas of co-operation Image of Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma (right)

6 June 2013

Kamalesh Sharma briefed the Prime Minister on preparations for this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Winners of Commonwealth book and short story prizes announced Image of 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize winner, Lisa O’Donnell; joint Short Story Prize winners Eliza Robertson and Sharon Millar

5 June 2013

Writers honoured for stories set in Canada, Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago

Secretary-General joins celebrations for 60th anniversary of Queen’s Coronation

5 June 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma attended a special service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.