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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 […]

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 Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to visit Mozambique and Lesotho

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Mozambique and Lesotho from 17-21 April 2011, marking his first official visit to both Southern African countries. The Secretary-General will discuss with leaders of both countries on ways to deepen and diversify existing areas of co-operation and partnership, as well as to update them on Commonwealth initiatives. In Mozambique, […]

Commonwealth Secretary-General Addresses Commonwealth Law Conference in India

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has praised India’s justice system for being the guardian of the nation’s constitution.  He said the Supreme Court has played a pivotal role in interpreting and championing human rights. He also applauded the recent landmark decision of the New Delhi High Court in July 2009, which decriminalised homosexual acts conducted in […]

Nigeria’s 2011 election: a momentous opportunity to deepen democratic practice and uphold Commonwealth values

News Release The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has called on the leaders and people of Nigeria to work together towards a peaceful and credible election which will enjoy the full confidence of all Nigerians and the wider Commonwealth community. Mr Sharma made this call following the formal release of election dates in January 2011 by […]

Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes Zanzibar referendum outcome

News Release Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, today welcomed the positive outcome of the referendum held in Zanzibar on 31 July 2010, which approved the formation of a government of national unity in the country. Mr Sharma said: “This is a triumph for home-grown solutions which I hope will usher in a new dawn of greater […]

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to attend African Union Summit in Uganda

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth,  Kamalesh Sharma is scheduled to visit Uganda from 23 to 26 July 2010 to attend the 15th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union that is taking place at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo. A statement from the Commonwealth says that Sharma will be in Kampala to seek new avenues […]


By the Secretaries-General of the Commonwealth and la Francophonie ahead of G8 and G20 Summits in Canada If the G20 really does represent the changing face of power in the world, then its first priority is to represent the silent voice of those without that power.  Some 90% of the world’s GDP will be assembled […]

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