Monday, 18 November 2013 - 8:16
Colombo Declaration after Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit .CHOGM 2013
Leaders of Commonwealth nations have issued a declaration after meeting in in Colombo calling for 'equitable' growth, better education and inclusivity for women, youth and the disabled.
It was stated that the Commonwealth Heads of Government, recognises that accelerating growth has become central to policy efforts globally, but that inequality at both international and national levels has implications for poverty reduction and future growth potentials of member states.
Therefore, it was agreed that achieving growth with equity and inclusivity must be one of the main policy priorities for the Commonwealth, in keeping with its Charter adopted in December 2012.