The contribution by the Commonwealth at this meeting has been timely, relevant and productive - Andrey Bokarev, chair of the Russian G20 Development Working Group
"The Commonwealth will continue to speak out internationally and to advocate on the interests of small island states" - Kamalesh Sharma
The regional winners of the 2013 Commonwealth book and short story prizes were announced today, unearthing the best of new writing from across the Commonwealth.
Pakistan’s 2013 elections mark progress in terms of general framework, administrative arrangements and voter turnout, but high level of violence is a concern.
Tickets for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 will go on sale from 19 August 2013.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today congratulated the people of Pakistan for successfully concluding the 11 May 2013 parliamentary elections, and pledged continued support from the organisation as the country consolidates its democracy.
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma will visit St Kitts and Nevis from 12 to 14 May 2013. He will meet with Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and government ministers, as well as other public officials and political representatives. The Secretary-General said discussions would focus in particular on Commonwealth support to small states.
“Everyone in the Commonwealth understands sport and it’s a powerful teacher by enabling you to see the commonality despite the diversity of humanity”- Professor Bruce Kidd
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today issued this statement following the announcement from Buckingham Palace: