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Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes peaceful transition in Lesotho

8 June 2012

London, 8 June 2012 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has welcomed the peaceful democratic transition in the Kingdom of Lesotho and congratulated Prime Minister Motsoahae Tom Thabane on assuming the leadership of the country, following the 26 May 2012 Parliamentary elections.

Commonwealth signs ‘significant’ agreement with IDEA

7 June 2012

"Developing and strengthening democratic institutions and processes is a cornerstone of the Commonwealth’s work"– Masire-Mwamba

Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns loss of life following Dana Air plane crash

5 June 2012

"I am sure I speak for the whole Commonwealth family when I offer my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in this accident" - Kamalesh Sharma

Queen celebrates Diamond Jubilee with Commonwealth leaders

5 June 2012

Commonwealth Heads of Government will present HM Queen Elizabeth II with a commemorative gift to mark her 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth lights beacons

4 June 2012

Commonwealth countries are first to light beacons celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee as Head of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Statement on Maldives’ Commission of National Inquiry

4 June 2012

Government of Maldives and former President Nasheed reach agreement on the nominee to the country’s Commission of National Inquiry

Commonwealth on display at Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

3 June 2012

Flotilla of boats pays tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth acts enthral at Diamond Jubilee festival

2 June 2012

Performers showcase the rich cultures and creativity of the Commonwealth at festival celebrating Diamond Jubilee