Tag Archive for Commonwealth

Commonwealth Summit Meeting April 2018

Lord Hylton

I warmly welcome the emphasis for the meeting on a Rules-Based World. This is particularly needed at a time when Presidents Trump and Putin behave erratically and sometimes illegally. The commitment to human rights is very necessary. Nevertheless, much remains to be done, especially as regards organized crime, human trafficking, money laundering, cyber-crime and political…

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Lord Hylton

Britain will be the host for this meeting in London and at Windsor during the week of April 16, 2018.  The overall theme will be “Towards a Common Future”. I believe there should be discussion followed by positive action on the following themes: 1:  India and Pakistan:  There is an urgent need for détente with…

Kwibuka20 – Remembering Genocide

Lord McConnell

I attended a moving and powerful Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony yesterday. This annual event provides a focal point around the world to remember the horrors of Auschwitz, Kristallnacht and the March of Death. Holocaust Memorial Day events also recall the genocides since: Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Survivors spoke of their losses, and of their…

Celebrating Commonwealth designers at London Fashion week

Baroness Valentine

I am looking forward to attending “Splendours of the Commonwealth”, (www.splendoursofthecommonwealth.com) on September 12th at the May Fair hotel. It’s a catwalk show, celebrating talented fashion designers and models from the Commonwealth as part of London Fashion Week.  London Fashion Week has grown to become one of the big four global fashion trade shows, promoting…

A very great Aussie

Baroness Deech

 The death has just been announced of Sir Zelman Cowen, former Governor General of Australia, former Vice-Chancellor, former Provost of Oriel College Oxford, great constitutional lawyer and historian; widely regarded as a man of the utmost integrity, intellect and kindliness, no one had a bad word to say about him.  I met him when he…