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Tanzania to host Commonwealth forum for Governing and Opposition parties

Release date 4 May 2013

Forum brings together representatives from Government and Opposition parties and civil society from East Africa and is a tangible manifestation of the importance the Commonwealth places on the need to support and strengthen democratic culture in member countries

World Press Freedom Day message Image of World Press Freedom Day 2013 logo

3 May 2013

As we mark World Press Freedom Day today, 3 May, The Commonwealth once again reaffirms its firm commitment to a free and responsible press in promoting democracy, development and diversity.

Civil efforts key to true reconciliation, says Lord Alderdice

2 May 2013

“The goal of the Commonwealth’s partnership with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is to support Sri Lanka’s national efforts and plans to provide access for all its citizens to a life of dignity and opportunity in keeping with the values of the Commonwealth” – Sharma

Commonwealth to convene reconciliation roundtable Image of Commonwealth country flags

29 April 2013

‘The inclusivity of the Commonwealth gives us a distinct advantage when understanding how to progress from conflict to truth, justice, accountability and reconciliation’ – Sharma

Leaders of very small states meet in London Image of Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves

26 April 2013

Delegates share governance solutions to distinctive challenges facing micro-states

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