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    By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States.  The views expressed are his own)   “International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, […]

Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard


Sir Ronald Sanders   Questioning the relevance and value of the Commonwealth of Nations is nothing new – for such has occurred ever since the modern Commonwealth was created in 1949. However, doubts have intensified in recent time about the voluntary association of now 53 countries. Claims are repeatedly made […]

The Commonwealth’s Future – Part 1


29 May 2011 The tragedies that have befallen United Nations peacekeepers already this year are a sobering reminder of the risks entailed in their important work for peace. As we mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we pay tribute to the more than 120,000 military, police and civilians […]

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ...



By Sir Ronald Sanders The Eminent Persons Group has made bold recommendations, says Sanders. Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) member Sir Ronald Sanders said he believed that the group’s recommendations for reform of the Commonwealth will create “an association fit for purpose in a world that is changing rapidly”.

‘The Commonwealth has to embrace reform’ – Sir Ronald Sanders