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The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting kicks off in Kampala

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting kicks off in Kampala

The Commonwealth Secretariat has today convened the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) at the Munyonyo Country Resort in Kampala, Uganda which runs from 31st July – 4th August 2017. The theme of the meeting is Resourcing and Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People. Hosted by the Government of Uganda, the meeting will bring together […]

Commonwealth ministers to meet in Maldives

News Release: A Commonwealth ministerial mission is due to arrive in the Maldives capital, Malé, on 17 February to ascertain the facts surrounding the transfer of power last week in the South Asian state. The group will be led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communications of Trinidad & Tobago, the Hon Surujrattan Rambachan. […]

Commonwealth calls for aid transparency and accountability at Busan Forum

News release: As world leaders meet in Busan, South Korea, this week, for the Fourth High Level forum on Aid Effectiveness, the Commonwealth is calling on participants at the international gathering to ensure that the outcomes help drive more effective development. “This summit represents a milestone for international development and is a defining moment in […]

Commonwealth Secretary-General condemns attack on UN building in Nigeria

“The Commonwealth condemns those responsible for the fatal bomb attack on the United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria, on Friday 26 August 2011 “This is a dastardly and atrocious act. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wish casualties a speedy recovery,” said Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma. The UN and […]

ICC signs co-operation agreement with Commonwealth to jointly support states implementing international criminal law

 International Criminal Court (ICC) President Judge Sang-Hyun Song and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday 13 July 2011 to strengthen and develop co-operation between their organisations to jointly support states implementing international criminal law. The signing took place at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sydney, Australia, and was witnessed […]

Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to visit Samoa and Tonga

 News Release: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will make his first official visits to Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga, following his attendance at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sydney in mid-July. The Secretary-General will visit Apia, Samoa, from 14-15 July, where he will call on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. He will then travel […]

Commonwealth Secretariat applauded for job well done

 Senior government officials from 46 Commonwealth countries and three regional organisations met in London from 6 to 8 July 2011 to discuss and agree to steps that need to be taken to sharpen and improve the delivery of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s development assistance. The officials, known as Primary Contact Points (PCPs), who act as focal […]

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) statement

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) LONDON, 28 april 2011 Concluding Statement     1.         The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its thirty-fifth regular meeting in London on 28 April 2011.   2.         The Meeting was chaired by Hon Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana. It was also attended by […]

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) to meet in London

The nine-member Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will meet in London on Thursday (28 April 2011). CMAG, which comprises foreign ministers, will continue discussions on how its role can be strengthened, under a mandate handed down by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their last meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in November 2009. […]

Health ministers to tackle non-communicable diseases

The burden of non-communicable diseases is evident in every corner of the Commonwealth, and is impacting on both rich and poor countries, at all levels of society – Commonwealth Secretary-General Commonwealth health ministers and senior officials will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 May 2011 to discuss how to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which currently […]

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