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Commonwealth Youth Programme celebrates 40th anniversary Young entrepreneurs in their surf shop in the Fiji Islands set up with assistance from the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) South Pacific.

25 January 2013

The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) is celebrating 40 years of championing young people’s engagement in decision-making and development.

Passing the mantle at the Council of Commonwealth Societies

24 January 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma yesterday hosted a reception at the Commonwealth headquarters, Marlborough House in London, to thank the outgoing Chair of the Council of Commonwealth Societies, Lord Watson of Richmond, and to welcome the Council’s incoming Chair, Lord Howell of Guildford.

‘Opportunity through Enterprise’ – the Commonwealth theme for 2013

22 January 2013

The theme "encourages us all to celebrate the ways in which talent and innovation can be supported and put to the best use possible" - Secretary-General

Sri Lanka Impeachment: Commonwealth Secretary-General concerned and urges pause

11 January 2013

“The Commonwealth, collectively, is profoundly concerned about this situation" - Kamalesh Sharma

Saint Lucia PM

10 January 2013

Nelson Mandela and the Commonwealth in pictures

9 January 2013

The Commonwealth reflects on its history with the leader Nelson Mandela

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2012

25 December 2012

HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, looks back on a year of celebration and reflects on the importance of public service

The Commonwealth in 2012

21 December 2012

Our highlights from the past 12 months in pictures

Ministerial Statement: Commonwealth Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Framework for Education

21 December 2012

At the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM) in Mauritius, August 2012, ministers established a Working Group to develop recommendations for the post-2015 development framework for education. The recommendations would reflect Commonwealth priorities for education and would feed into the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and to the UNESCO Global Education for All Meetings.

Commonwealth launches The Big Divide

18 December 2012

A new Commonwealth publication that reveals the ‘big divide’ between small states in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been launched.