Challenges and opportunities of building resilience of small states discussed at Commonwealth conference
Prince William addresses young leaders at Commonwealth Youth Programme in Honiara
Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
The Commonwealth is hosting a forum from 17 to 18 September to promote the interests of small states.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s regional centre in Solomon Islands as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of South-East Asia and the Pacific.
Some benchmarks for democratic elections were met, but significant challenges need to be addressed in election management, good electoral practices, and strengthening the culture of democracy
The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, said the Report of the Commission of National Inquiry is a turning point for the country to leave the past behind and move forward.
Kamalesh Sharma visited Sri Lanka from 9 to 13 September where he was received by President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sharma calls on parliamentarians to advance democracy, development and diversity