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Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Jonah Chinga

Experience with Commonwealth Networks

Jonah Chinga on working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights, advocacy and coalition-building in the year 2015. 

Lewis Brooks

Building a Commonwealth Approach to LGBT Rights

Lewis Brooks at the Royal Commonwealth Society looks at the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in the Commonwealth and discusses progress in building a more modern, inclusive Commonwealth approach to the issue.

HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Gender and Equality in the Commonwealth

The President of Malta, HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, encourages states to celebrate diversity and prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of the Commonwealth.

Rt Hon. Perry Christie

Education Is the Key to the Future

Rt Hon. Perry Christie, former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, welcomes a new emphasis on education catalysed by the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, and calls on ministers to redouble their efforts to promote and develop this critical tool for development.

The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller ON, MP

Young People Shape the Future of the Commonwealth

The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller ON, MP, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, takes the opportunity to throw the spotlight on young people’s organisations in the Commonwealth, and their growing list of achievements.

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Common Values, Shared Challenges

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, urges member countries to respond to change and control conflict by nurturing respect and understanding, right at the very heart of Commonwealth values.

Helen Jones MBE

Youth Development in the Commonwealth: Adding Global Value

Helen Jones MBE, Director of Youth Affairs and Education Programmes at the Royal Commonwealth Society, explores the youth development landscape in the Commonwealth and highlights the vital role of young people as partners in development and implementation of the new global development agenda.