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Louise Martin CBE

Uniting the Commonwealth through Sport

Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, welcomes the transformative and connecting power of sport with the launch of The Queen’s Baton Relay on Commonwealth Day, and looks forward to the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Uhuru Kenyatta

The Power and Promise of Infrastructure

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, looks at the transformative potential of infrastructure in Kenya. He asserts that lack of investment can lead to stagnation, but investment in infrastructure, such as the Standard Gauge Railway, can unify and transform East Africa’s prospects

Houlin Zhao

Accelerating Digital Innovation for Social Impact

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), describes the huge range of developmental benefits that are facilitated by ICTs, and reports on ITU’s current work and the recent Telecom World 2015 conference

Dr Joseph Muscat

Malta, the Commonwealth and the EU

Dr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta and Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, sets out his priorities as he and his country play two vitally important roles in the world – Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations and Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Dr Shirin S Chaudhury

Celebrating Democracy in the Commonwealth

Dr Shirin S Chaudhury, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament, stresses that every effort must be made to allow people-centred, participatory democracy to develop and flourish in the Commonwealth.

Caroline Kende-Robb

Managing Oil, Gas and Mining in Africa

Are Africans benefitting fully from the resource boom? Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel, points the way to saving billions for the benefit of all Africans.  

Dr Joan Clos

Making Urban Development Work for Sustainable Growth and Prosperity

Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat, asserts that urban development can be the driving force behind sustainable growth and prosperity - if we move away from power-hungry urbanisation towards a new productive, safe and inclusive model.

Michael W Doyle and Joseph E Stiglitz

Eliminating Extreme Inequality

Political scientist Michael W Doyle and economist Joseph E Stiglitz argue that sustainable development cannot be achieved while ignoring extreme disparities. It is imperative that the post-MDG agenda focus on inequality.