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Nov 29, 2011, 05:51 ET Commonwealth Calls for Aid Transparency and Accountability at Busan Forum

As world leaders meet in Busan, South Korea, this week, for the Fourth High Level forum on Aid Effectiveness, the Commonwealth is calling...


Oct 19, 2011, 08:24 ET Resilience, Reform and Renewal - Focus of Commonwealth Summit in Australia

CHOGM 2011 in Perth will advance democracy and development agendas for the 54-member association Commonwealth Heads of Government will gather in...


Oct 06, 2011, 02:19 ET Development Funding Gap 'a Priority' for the G20 - Sharma

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Secretary-General of La Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy...


Sep 22, 2011, 09:02 ET Commonwealth Finance Ministers Call for aid Reform

Commonwealth finance ministers, meeting in Washington DC on 21 September 2011, called on the international community to strengthen mutual...


Sep 21, 2011, 04:01 ET Commonwealth Welcomes Global Commitment to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases

The Commonwealth on Wednesday welcomed a political declaration agreed at the United Nations, to galvanise global action against the burden and...


Jul 14, 2011, 08:28 ET Commonwealth Law Ministers End Landmark Meeting in Sydney

Ministers and attorneys-general give Commonwealth Secretariat new roadmap and programme of work for the rule of law Law ministers and...


Jul 12, 2011, 12:36 ET Sharma Urges Commonwealth Law Ministers to Champion Those Denied Justice

"The poor, the marginalised, the vulnerable, those who are -for whatever reason -denied justice; it is they who should be foremost in our...


Jul 05, 2011, 08:00 ET Commonwealth Law Ministers to Hold Triennial Meeting in Australia

Law Ministers and Attorneys-General from the 54-member Commonwealth will hold their triennial meeting in Sydney, Australia, 11-14 July 2011, to...


Jul 04, 2011, 09:05 ET Commonwealth Law Ministers to Hold Triennial Meeting in Australia

Meeting provides a periodic opportunity, every three years, for ministers and senior officials to come together to stock take and look ahead Law...


Jun 16, 2011, 07:53 ET Africa Traversing a Defining Period for Development

"There is an emerging dynamism on the African continent. Purposefulness and energy are the new face of Africa"-Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General...


Jun 09, 2011, 01:00 ET Youth Employment and Financial Resilience to Top Agenda of Commonwealth Secretary-General's Caribbean Visit

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will lay particular stress on youth employment, underachievement by boys and strengthening economic...


May 04, 2011, 12:38 ET Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group Invites Feedback on its Recommendations

The Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is inviting feedback on its recommendations to help reform and renew the Commonwealth. The 11-member EPG ...


Apr 18, 2011, 02:12 ET Nigeria Elections Credible and Creditable - Commonwealth Observers

The April 2011 National Assembly and Presidential elections in Nigeria have 'discarded the notion that the country can only hold flawed elections'...


Mar 17, 2011, 03:35 ET Sonia Gandhi Urges Commonwealth to Spearhead Inclusion of Women in Global Climate Change Debate

Speaking minutes ago at the Commonwealth Lecture in London, Sonia Gandhi called for women's voices and concerns to be heard in the global climate...


Feb 20, 2011, 08:28 ET Lack of a Level Playing Field Remains a Concern in Uganda Elections - Commonwealth Observer Group

The Commonwealth Observer Group issued an interim statement after the Ugandan presidential and parliamentary elections, reporting that it was...


Feb 09, 2011, 12:16 ET It Matters That Nigeria Conducts Credible Elections - Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is at an advanced stage of preparations for the monitoring of elections in Nigeria, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa...


Feb 07, 2011, 09:47 ET Commonwealth Praises India for Decriminalising Homosexuality

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has praised India's justice system for being the guardian of the nation's constitution. He said the...