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World must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:26 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we ... More >>

Uplifting skills of Kiribati islanders for migration

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 1:51 pm | Commonwealth Secretary General

When governments talk about skills upgrading for their workforce, it is usually targeted at capacity-building for national development. But when the leader of a country says he is promoting skills upgrading of his people to prepare them for migration, it ... More >>

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Kiribati

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 10:03 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Kiribati from 6 to 8 November 2012. It will be his first official visit to the Pacific island state. More >>

Commonwealth Day 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011, 10:22 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

The Commonwealth theme for 2011 is ‘Women as Agents of Change’. Commonwealth Day is celebrated on the second Monday in March, a day when every school in the Commonwealth is open, and a day on which we hope soon that every child in the Commonwealth, across ... More >>

Pike River: Letter to John Key from Commonwealth Sec-Gen

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 9:48 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

I write to you at this time of national mourning in New Zealand to convey our collective and sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the 29 miners who have lost their lives, together with our recognition of the valiant efforts of the civil and ... More >>

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Vanuatu

Saturday, 31 July 2010, 3:25 pm | Commonwealth Secretary General

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will attend the 41st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 2 to 6 August. He will address delegates at the summit which opens on 4 August. The annual event is a major regional political ... More >>

The Obligations of Leadership

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:14 pm | Commonwealth Secretary General

If the G20 really does represent the changing face of power in the world, then its first priority is to represent the silent voice of those without that power. Some 90% of the world’s GDP will be assembled at the G20 summit in Toronto on 26 June; ... More >>

A Message from The Commonwealth Secretary-General

Monday, 8 March 2010, 9:21 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

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. More >>

Message From Commonwealth Secretary-General

Monday, 9 March 2009, 12:56 pm | Commonwealth Secretary General

In 2009, we celebrate the fact that the modern Commonwealth is 60 years old. Its antecedence is much longer, stretching back to the 1870s. Its future can be longer still, if it is true to its theme for 2009: thecommonwealth@60 – serving a new ... More >>

Don McKinnon Calls For Tsunami Assistance

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 10:00 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon has expressed deep distress and sorrow over the Tsunami that hit Solomon Islands, leaving a trail of devastation. More >>

McKinnon Speech: Advancing Global Citizenship

Friday, 15 October 2004, 8:48 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me begin by telling you something startling about the Commonwealth as it is known in parts of the world, even here in some corners of Glasgow. It doesn't exist. It is anachronistic. It is dead. More >>

Chairperson's Statement 13th CMAG 2 May 2000

Thursday, 4 May 2000, 8:25 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Ministers used the occasion of the CMAG meeting to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe and in Cameroon. More >>

Concluding Statement 13th CMAG 2 May 2000

Thursday, 4 May 2000, 8:24 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

Thirteenth Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration (CMAG) Marlborough House, London, 2 May 2000 More >>

McKinnon Calls for Restraint and Calm in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 3 May 2000, 8:58 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Don McKinnon, today (April 19th) issued the following statement from New Delhi where he is attending the Sixth Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers Responsible for Women's Affairs: More >>

Commonwealth SG'S Statement on Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 3 May 2000, 8:55 am | Commonwealth Secretary General

I was surprised to read a newspaper report regarding the situation in Zimbabwe which is purportedly based on an interview I gave to The Dominion newspaper in New Zealand. I have been quoted completely out of context. More >>


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