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
Kamalesh Sharma visited Sri Lanka from 9 to 13 September where he was received by President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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.
Sharma calls on parliamentarians to advance democracy, development and diversity
Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
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.
Sri Lanka is one of the eight founding members of the modern Commonwealth, and has a unique history and heritage, which form part of the Commonwealth’s rich diversity
Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 9-13 September 2012 to attend the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Colombo.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is convening a global conference to discuss the unique development challenges of small states and explore policy options to address them.
Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz has called for an enshrining of a ‘Right to Trade’ in the global trading regime, as a new initiative to help the trade performances of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable economies.