Monday, December 21, 2009

Commonwealth Conversation Latest News & Christmas Wishes.

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas & a Prosperous New Year.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all our fellow bloggers, friends, families, subscribers & even those that may not agree with postings on our Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) blog, to you all 'Vinaka Vakalevu'.

Our Special Thanks;
  • Commonwealth Conversation Team & the Royal Commonwealth Society for giving us an opportunity to be a part of your Big Conversation.
  • Alex Try for the initial invite to join the Big Commonwealth Conversation.
  • Zoe for all the guidance & expert help without which we would have fallen short in our attempt to forward a well rounded submission.
  • Darryl Stevens, President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Commonwealth Trust (Wellington) for taking time out to open our CC forum hosted by Luvei Viti in Wellington.
  • Sai Lealea for facilitating the CC Forum in Wellington
  • Academics [whose name is withheld] for your expert input as always.
  • Fijian Community Leaders in Wellington & Aotearoa for linking & supporting us.
  • Fiji Community members, youths from diverse groups for your encouragement.
  • Wider Community members in Aotearoa & other NGO's we are a part of for sharing your journey.
  • Worldwide Fiji Community members that readily sent in emails & blogs to assist us in compiling a robust submission for the Commonwealth Conversation.
  • Last but not least, to any others we may have missed out.

In the Spirit of Christmas & the Festive Seasons; Keep Safe, Be Merry, Have loads of fun with your loved ones, families & friends.

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, kia ora, kia kaha, tena koutou katoa.

From the Trustees, Think Tank Group & Members of Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji ) Community Group

The Royal Commonwealth Society <conversation@thercs.org>

Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 11:10pm
Commonwealth Conversation:

Latest News! Commonwealth Conversation: Latest News!
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“The The emerging findings of the Commonwealth Conversation were officially launched in Trinidad & Tobago at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting last month. We hope by now you have all had chance to read our report, 'Common What?'. Having worked hard to ensure that leaders paid attention to your thoughts and ideas, we were delighted that they made explicit mention of the results of the Conversation in their final Summit communique. In this official document, Commonwealth countries also called upon the Secretariat to set up an Eminent Persons Group to explore options for reform. Your opinions reached the table of the Commonwealth's leaders and, in the New Year, we will be working to ensure they lead to change."

The Commonwealth Conversation Team
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What What happened at CHOGM...
The Conversation team in Trinidad: We took part in as many aspects of the CHOGM as possible to make sure your voice was heard. Click here and select November (21st - 30th) for a summary of our activities... http://www.thecommonwealthconversation.org/events/

Leaders heed Commonwealth Conversation findings: In the 'Trinidad & Tobago Affirmation on Commonwealth Values and Principles', leaders noted our earliest results... http://www.thecommonwealthconversation.org/2009/11/leaders-heed-commonwealth-conversation-findings/

Commonwealth Conversation in the news: Click here to see some regional press highlights, including in The Economist (UK), Guardian (Trinidad), Toronto Star (Canada), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), New Straits Times (Malaysia), The Observer (Uganda)...http://www.thecommonwealthconversation.org/press-highlights/
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What What happens next...?
Early next year, we will be publishing our final Commonwealth Conversation report. We will try to ensure that this not only reflects all the comments we have received on our initial report, but takes the most useful format possible for the Eminent Persons Group as they begin their work. We will be exploring ways in which the Conversation website can continue to be a useful platform for informed debate beyond the formal end of the project and ways in which we can work with key partners to carry forward all that we have discovered during this process. We will post regular updates on our progress online, but if you have any ideas for the future of the Conversation, please do email us.………………………………………………………
In In the meantime...
Keep visting and commenting on the Conversation website:
Are the Commonwealth Games second-rate? India is under pressure to deliver a world-class Games in Delhi 2010, but some commentators are saying it's all a waste of money...

Is the Commonwealth an English Speaking Union? Is a shared language crucial to the unity of the Commonwealth community? What impact does the recent admission of countries such as Rwanda have on this?
http://www.thecommonwealthconversation.org/2009/12/is-the-commonwealth-an-english-speaking-union/
"And finally, we would like to thank everybody who has particpated in the Commonwealth Conversation so far and wish you all the very best for the New Year."

1 comment:

  1. We hope you have had a very blessed Christmas and a great vakatawase party last night. Keep up the good work.
    Loloma
    Wendy from Babasiga blog

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