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Nominate an outstanding young person for development awards

17 July 2012

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work could receive grants of up to £3,000

Towards a New Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth Secretariat

13 July 2012

In Perth, Australia last year, Commonwealth Heads of Government mandated the Secretary-General to develop a new, more-focused Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth Secretariat. It would run from January 2013 to June 2016. Work on that plan has now started.

Commonwealth magnifying voice of small states Secretary-General tells Caribbean leaders at CARICOM

7 July 2012

“CARICOM and the Commonwealth joined at the hip” – Commonwealth Secretary-General

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland

6 July 2012

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will travel to Southern Africa for official visits to Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland between 29 July and 4 August 2012.

Commonwealth Secretary-General addresses meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government

6 July 2012

Kamalesh Sharma’s remarks to the Plenary Session of the 33rd Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads of Government

Breaking barriers to women’s access to finance in the Commonwealth

3 July 2012

Commonwealth brings together development agencies, banks and finance ministries to discuss the environment for female entrepreneurs.

Youth Work Week goes global

2 July 2012

Commonwealth joins forces with England’s National Youth Agency to promote positive impact of youth work across 54 countries

Commonwealth experts put migration and development in small states under the lens

2 July 2012

Migration and development experts from the Commonwealth and beyond are meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, from 2 to 4 July to examine the costs and benefits of migration in small states.