The Commonwealth also welcomes the announcement of national consultations on a new constitution commencing in February 2012
"2012 must show in word and deed our enduring Commonwealth concern and determination to provide opportunity and a future for all irrespective of gender" - Kamalesh Sharma
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recalls how she has been inspired by the courage and hope seen in the Commonwealth
Many benchmarks for democratic elections were met, though shortcomings remain to be addressed
Saint Lucia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alva Baptiste expresses his “heartfelt gratitude” to the Commonwealth for sending a Commonwealth Election Assessment Team to the recent Saint Lucia general elections
Scaling up of midwifery educators’ training will drastically improve maternal and neonatal health in Sub-Saharan Africa – Kenya Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on 19 December 2011 welcomed the Sri Lankan Government’s release of the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
The Commonwealth is committed to promoting a development friendly global trading system that creates greater trading opportunities for developing countries – Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General