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Second Global Biennial Conference on Small States Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House

17 September 2012

Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

What are the unique development challenges faced by small states? Explore this interactive story

16 September 2012

The Commonwealth is hosting a forum from 17 to 18 September to promote the interests of small states.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to meet Commonwealth youth leaders

15 September 2012

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s regional centre in Solomon Islands as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Commonwealth Observer Group issues Final Report on 2012 National Elections in Papua New Guinea

Release date 13 September 2012

Some benchmarks for democratic elections were met, but significant challenges need to be addressed in election management, good electoral practices, and strengthening the culture of democracy

Departure Statement: Commonwealth Secretary-General visit to Sri Lanka

12 September 2012

Kamalesh Sharma visited Sri Lanka from 9 to 13 September where he was received by President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Democracy not a destination but a journey – Don McKinnon

Release date 12 September 2012

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, said the Report of the Commission of National Inquiry is a turning point for the country to leave the past behind and move forward.

Parliament is the heart of democracy: Secretary-General

11 September 2012

Sharma calls on parliamentarians to advance democracy, development and diversity

Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Keynote Address by Commonwealth Secretary-General

11 September 2012

Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

Paralympics a shining example of courage and determination

Release date 10 September 2012

The athletes of the London 2012 Paralympics are an inspiration to the world for their courage and determination to excel, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma.