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Parliament is the heart of democracy: Secretary-General

11 September 2012

Sharma calls on parliamentarians to advance democracy, development and diversity

Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Keynote Address by Commonwealth Secretary-General

11 September 2012

Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

Paralympics a shining example of courage and determination

10 September 2012

The athletes of the London 2012 Paralympics are an inspiration to the world for their courage and determination to excel, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka for 58th CPA Conference

7 September 2012

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 9-13 September 2012 to attend the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Colombo.

Commonwealth Secretary-General makes multi-pronged visit to Sri Lanka

7 September 2012

Sri Lanka is one of the eight founding members of the modern Commonwealth, and has a unique history and heritage, which form part of the Commonwealth’s rich diversity

Commonwealth to convene global forum on small states

3 September 2012

The Commonwealth Secretariat is convening a global conference to discuss the unique development challenges of small states and explore policy options to address them.

Stiglitz proposes new ways to help trade performance of poorest and small vulnerable economies

31 August 2012

Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz has called for an enshrining of a ‘Right to Trade’ in the global trading regime, as a new initiative to help the trade performances of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable economies.

Commonwealth voice to inform post-2015 development agenda

31 August 2012

Mauritius summit ends with pledge by education ministers on collective input to UN discussions

Commonwealth welcomes Maldives Commission of National Inquiry Report

30 August 2012

London, 30 August 2012 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today welcomed the release of the Report of the Commission of National Inquiry in Maldives.

Q&A with Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz

30 August 2012

Professor Stiglitz participated in a Commonwealth roundtable on Aid for Trade on 29 August. Following the discussion he spoke to the Commonwealth about trade, the current global economic situation and the multilateral trading system