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Achim Steiner

On the Path to Sustainable Consumption and Production

Achim Steiner, former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), tackles the challenge of worldwide resource use and conservation, and points out the great gains that can be made through efficiency of production and consumption.

Malawi’s Story of Water and Economic Development

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi expounds the paradoxes of Malawi’s water situation and outlines the country’s opportunities for water management and development.

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Building a New Civilisation

Professor Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize winner, encourages all stakeholders to commit to an unselfish future, by fostering the development of youth creativity, technology and social business.

Amjad Saleem

Reimagining Civil Paths to Peace in the Commonwealth

Amjad Saleem looks at the complexities around violent behaviour and its causes, and calls for civil society to be better at risk management and pursuing conflict without violence.

Raffaello Pantucci and Dr Sasha Jesperson

Calibrating a Commonwealth-wide Response to Terrorism

Raffaello Pantucci and Dr Sasha Jesperson of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) discuss terrorism and extreme violence in the Commonwealth, in particular the growth of ISIL, but urge us to keep calm and not to overreact.

H E Muhammadu Buhari

Pursuing Stability, Security and Development in Nigeria

H E Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, addresses how he is mobilising Nigeria to face the challenges of stability, security and development, and outlines his strategy for the country to continue their leadership role in Africa’s socio-economic development.

Kofi Annan

Are Elections Giving Democracy a Bad Name?

Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, welcomes the spread of democratic elections, but warns that repressive regimes can still distort the system, resulting in a lack of trust and laying up trouble for the future.

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.

Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah

Civil Society’s Role in the Implementation of the SDGs

Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, Secretary General of CIVICUS, discusses what we in civil society should be doing over the coming years to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

Wu Hongbo

Financing the Future of Development

Wu Hongbo, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, discusses the financing requirements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and summarises the commitments of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.