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Secretary-General’s statement on Maldives

Release date 24 January 2013

London, 24 January 2013 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma announced today that his Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, will visit Malé from 25 to 27 January 2013 as part of the Commonwealth’s continuing engagement with the country.

‘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

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Statement on Fiji

Release date 14 January 2013

London, 14 January 2013 − Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today expressed regret about the Government of Fiji’s decision to reject the draft constitution prepared by the Constitutional Commission chaired by Professor Yash Ghai.

Dismissal of the Chief Justice in Sri Lanka

Release date 13 January 2013

London, 13 January 2013 ‒ Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today expressed deep disappointment at the dismissal of the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

Commonwealth Day 2018

5 January 2013

On 12 March people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe will observe Commonwealth Day. Faith and civic gatherings, debates, school assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, street parties and fashion shows are just some of the events they will use to celebrate the vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the Commonwealth. We will celebrate Commonwealth Day under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future'.

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

11 January 2013

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

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

Release date 11 January 2013

London, 11 January 2013 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has urged the Sri Lankan Government to pause for further careful consideration following the passage by the country’s Parliament today of the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

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

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