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Statement from Commonwealth Secretary-General following Buckingham Palace announcement

7 May 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today issued this statement following the announcement from Buckingham Palace:

Sustainable reconciliation needs moral leadership, financing and balance Image of Kyalo Ngugi and Judge Priyantha R P Perera

7 May 2013

Commonwealth countries identify critical components for lasting peace after conflict

What did the delegates say? Image of participants at a Commonwealth roundtable on reconcilation

7 May 2013

Participants at a Commonwealth roundtable on reconcilation from 1 to 3 May share their thoughts on garnering lasting peace after conflict

Tanzania to host Commonwealth forum for Governing and Opposition parties

4 May 2013

Forum brings together representatives from Government and Opposition parties and civil society from East Africa and is a tangible manifestation of the importance the Commonwealth places on the need to support and strengthen democratic culture in member countries

World Press Freedom Day message Image of World Press Freedom Day 2013 logo

3 May 2013

As we mark World Press Freedom Day today, 3 May, The Commonwealth once again reaffirms its firm commitment to a free and responsible press in promoting democracy, development and diversity.

Civil efforts key to true reconciliation, says Lord Alderdice

2 May 2013

“The goal of the Commonwealth’s partnership with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is to support Sri Lanka’s national efforts and plans to provide access for all its citizens to a life of dignity and opportunity in keeping with the values of the Commonwealth” – Sharma

Commonwealth to convene reconciliation roundtable Image of Commonwealth country flags

29 April 2013

‘The inclusivity of the Commonwealth gives us a distinct advantage when understanding how to progress from conflict to truth, justice, accountability and reconciliation’ – Sharma

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