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Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting Opens In Kigali

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:30 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

24 June 2022 Leaders of more than fifty Commonwealth nations gathered in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, today for the official opening of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held under the theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future: ... More >>

Commonwealth Leaders Line Up To Support Action On ‘Living Lands’

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:32 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

22 June 2022 Australian Government committed to being a more constructive and ambitious partner on climate change Leaders and senior officials from across the Commonwealth have voiced their robust support for a non-binding charter on climate change, biodiversity ... More >>

Island Nations Urge Commonwealth Leaders To Bolster Ocean Climate Action

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:23 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Small island nations are calling for strengthened global support for ocean and climate change action, just days before Commonwealth leaders convene in Kigali, Rwanda, to decide on the group’s priorities for the next two years. In sessions later this ... More >>

Commonwealth Welcomes Clarity To The Political Situation In Samoa

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 5:52 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling on 23 July 2021, which has brought clarity to the political situation in Samoa. Speaking on the situation, the Secretary-General said: “I welcome ... More >>

Commonwealth Secretary-General Message for Commonwealth Day

Thursday, 8 March 2012, 2:26 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat Our Commonwealth family brings together 54 countries and two billion people of all the variety that the world has to offer. We are a great global community, building on the foundations of what we share in common, especially ... More >>

Commonwealth Welcomes Proposed Lifting Of Emergency Laws

Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 12:26 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth has welcomed the announcement by Fiji Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama that the Public Emergency Regulation (PER) will be lifted on 7 January 2012. More >>

Secretary-General gives thumbs up to CHOGM 2011 summit venue

Monday, 24 October 2011, 9:00 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is delighted with preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting venue at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). More >>

Secretary-General to visit India, Singapore, and New Zealand

Thursday, 25 August 2011, 11:58 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit India, Singapore, and New Zealand for PIF Summit. More >>

Commonwealth Sec-Gen Saddended At Passing Of Sir Paul Reeves

Monday, 15 August 2011, 10:07 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said he was deeply saddened at news of the passing away of Sir Paul Reeves on Sunday 14 August 2012. More >>

Commonwealth Day 2011 will be celebrated on 14 March

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 10:31 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

It celebrates women whose work has made a positive difference to the lives of others. The Commonwealth believes that by investing in women and girls, we can accelerate socio-economic and political progress in our 54 member countries. More >>

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the Quake

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 9:33 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, in the wake of the earthquake which hit Christchurch on 21 February 2011. "We have learned with distress and profound concern of the earthquake ... More >>

Solomon Islands National Parliamentary elections

Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 6:40 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) will be present during the Solomon Islands’ National Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 4 August 2010 The COG will be led by the former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Dr ... More >>

A Message On Commonwealth Day 8 March 2010

Saturday, 6 March 2010, 1:10 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

In the Commonwealth and the world over, our use of science and technology – in the causes of society and development – has been largely for the good. Recent medical advances have allowed us to understand and tackle the world’s greatest health challenges, ... More >>

Sir Paul Reeves Concludes Visit to Fiji

Monday, 14 September 2009, 12:03 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

Sir Paul Reeves, Special Representative of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, departed Suva early on 11 September following a two-day visit to the Republic of the Fiji Islands. More >>

Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth

Wednesday, 2 September 2009, 10:44 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, today announced that the Republic of the Fiji Islands stands fully suspended from membership of the Commonwealth with immediate effect. More >>

Images: NZ Items - Queen's Royal Tour exhibition

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 10:12 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Queen & Commonwealth: The Royal Tour at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, 26 July – 30 September 2009. More >>

The G20 Summit – or the T20?

Wednesday, 1 April 2009, 4:50 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

90% of global GDP will be represented at the G20 table in London on 2nd April. All that will be missing is 90% of the world’s countries. More >>

Basic rights of citizens must be upheld

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 5:13 pm | Commonwealth Secretariat

This ensures quality life lived in dignity, justice and freedom, says Commonwealth official More >>

McKinnon: Commonwealth Local Government Conference

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 11:50 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

27 March 2007, Tuesday Rt Hon Don McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary-General Commonwealth Local Government Conference (‘Delivering Development through Leadership’) Auckland, New Zealand More >>

Delivering Development through Leadership

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 11:48 am | Commonwealth Secretariat

Democracy and strong leadership in local government and local administrations are vital foundations for developing strong local communities, Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon said today. More >>