Commonwealth observers for the 26 May 2012 elections in Lesotho have called on all stakeholders in the process to act responsibly and shun violence in the lead up to, during and after the polls.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma's departure statement following a three-day visit to Belize from 15 to 18 May where he met with Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
Commission of National Inquiry Strengthened
London, 14 May, 2012 – Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today discussed the top priorities of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable states that will not be present at the G20 summit from 18 to 19 June.
Anti-corruption agencies from all 19 Commonwealth African countries will share strategies and innovative solutions in tackling corruption at a conference in Livingstone, Zambia, from 21 to 25 May.
Departure Statement by Sir Donald McKinnon, Commonwealth Special Envoy to Maldives
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma begins a three-day visit to Belize on Tuesday, 15 May. It will be his first. Mr Sharma will hear first-hand how the small Caribbean nation has been coping with the challenges posed by the global fuel, food and financial crises. He will also explore how the partnership between Belize and the Commonwealth can be deepened.
‘Health system integration is key to tackling the dual challenges faced by all our member countries’ – Commonwealth Secretary-General
Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma announced today that former Malawian President Dr Bakili Muluzi will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Lesotho Parliamentary Elections, to be held on 26 May 2012.