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Commonwealth mourns death of King George Tupou V of the Kingdom of Tonga

19 March 2012

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Nations, expressed deep sorrow at the untimely death of His Majesty King George Tupou V, of the Kingdom of Tonga.

Commonwealth, La Francophonie Secretaries-General meet G20 envoys

16 March 2012

The Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie on 16 March 2012, met with several UK-based G20 ambassadors and High Commissioners, including the six G20 members of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, to exchange views on how the two organisations can continue deepening their collaboration with the G20.

Global celebrations mark Commonwealth Week

16 March 2012

Celebrations took place around the globe during Commonwealth Week, marking this year’s theme ‘Connecting Cultures’. Commonwealth Youth Programme Centres celebrate Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth launches key education publications

16 March 2012

Titles cover education in small states, the role of female teachers and inclusive and citizenship education

Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir launch CD for Diamond Jubilee

15 March 2012

As part of a week of activities marking Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO) launched a CD on 13 March 2012 to raise funds for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

HM Queen Elizabeth II attends Commonwealth Day Reception

12 March 2012

‘Connecting Cultures’ was the focus of the Commonwealth Day Reception on 12 March, where HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, met representatives of the 54-member association.

Changing the mindset - group discuss women in corporate leadership for International Women's Day

9 March 2012

Increasing the number of women on company boards is about changing the mindset of those making the appointments, said Director of the International Centre for Women Leaders Professor Susan Vinnicombe, at a Commonwealth Secretariat event marking International Women’s Day 2012.

Departure statement: high-level Commonwealth delegation in Fiji

9 March 2012

“The visit has enabled me to gain a direct and up-to-date understanding of developments in Fiji. I have heard differing perspectives on some issues, but a welcome willingness among all to find ways to move Fiji forward” - Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General

Mauritius prepares for education ministers meeting

9 March 2012

Education goals and how to bridge the gaps will be the focus of discussions

Commonwealth Secretary-General reflects on 'Connecting Cultures' theme

8 March 2012

"‘Connecting Cultures’ is our Commonwealth theme this year. This is our opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Commonwealth and what this enrichment means to us as individuals" - Kamalesh Sharma