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Commonwealth Day Message from Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

As Commonwealth Secretary-General it has been my privilege in the past eight years to visit every one of our 53 member states. I have seen the attraction of the Commonwealth connection: the exceptional regard that it enjoys, and the sense of kinship and affinity that informs it. There is a bond within the Commonwealth that sets us apart. Partnership based on shared Commonwealth values and principles, especially mutual respect, is treasured. The Commonwealth sets a high premium on being inclusive - our theme for the year - and on being all-embracing and leaving no one behind, whether nationally or globally. The Commonwealth is particularly affirming and encouraging of our young citizens as nation builders. Full Story

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