Sir Ronald Sanders
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
“The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has nominated Sir Ronald Sanders as the next
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and is pleased to commend him to the association of
Commonwealth Nations. He is a diplomat and a scholar, a man of vision and of practicality, a
man of ideals and of ideas – and a man of proven commitment to the Commonwealth.”
Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
Sir Ronald Sanders has a unique breadth of senior experience
of the Commonwealth. He has a strong vision of it being more
relevant and effective for its member states and an influence for
progress in the global community.
Sir Ronald’s Service in the Inter-governmental Commonwealth
Sir Ron has extensive and intimate knowledge and experience of the operations of the
Commonwealth and the Secretariat, having:
Served for two periods on the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1984-1987 and
1996-2004, and on the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Foundation.
Participated in meetings of Commonwealth Heads of Government and Commonwealth Foreign
Ministers since 1983 and led delegations to Meetings of Senior Officials and in various negotiating and
Worked as an active member of the Commonwealth Committee on Southern Africa to end racism
and apartheid, and was one of three High Commissioners elected by his peers to liaise with the
UN Committee against Apartheid.
Served as a special adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Bank on small states.
Worked as a member and the Rapporteur of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG)
commissioned by Heads of Government to report on reform of the Commonwealth (2010-
2011). He drafted the report of the Group which formed the basis for the restructuring of the
Commonwealth and its current strategic plan.
Given his wealth of experience and knowledge, he is distinctively well suited to take on the role
as an effective Secretary-General in a time of change.
With Sir Shridath Ramphal (Second Commonwealth Secretary-General) and Nelson Mandela in 1990
Scholar and Writer
Sir Ron has a solid background as a scholar, writer and advocate for the Commonwealth.
He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
and also a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.
He is acknowledged as one of the leading Commonwealth authorities on small states, a subject on
which he has written and spoken extensively. His published works on the Commonwealth in books,
journals and newspapers are widely cited throughout the Commonwealth. This was recognised by the
award of an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by the University of the West Indies in October 2014.
Sir Ron is also a member of the International Advisory Board of The Round Table: The Commonwealth
Journal of International Affairs .
He is eminently knowledgeable about Commonwealth affairs and well equipped to meet the
intellectual challenges of the post of Secretary-General.
Sir Ron also has a business background, having been variously a General Manager, a chief negotiator
and a company director of telecommunications organisations in Guyana, Barbados, Belize and the
United States; financial institutions in Antigua and Barbuda and Geneva; a sustainable forestry
company in Guyana; and as consultant on public-private sector partnerships to a leading legal firm in
Canada. His experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams across borders will be invaluable.
As Secretary-General his corporate knowledge would enable him to build a network
of connections with large private sector companies to bring additional resources to the
development work of the Commonwealth.
Wider International Experience
In his diplomatic career, Sir Ronald has served as:
Senior Ambassador with cabinet rank.
Chief Negotiator on aid and investment agreements with the People’s Republic of China; a Bilateral
Investment Treaty with the United Kingdom; Tax Information Exchange Agreements with the US,
Australia and New Zealand; a Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the United Kingdom.
An elected member of the governing Board of UNESCO (1985-1987).
An elected member of the International Programme for the Development of Communications at
Ambassador and negotiator at the World Trade Organisation (1997-2004) for small and vulnerable
economies. He is the only ambassador of a small state to lead successfully a trade dispute at the WTO
against any country (in this case, the USA).
Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force against drug trafficking, money laundering
and financing of terrorism (2002-2004); he has also worked with the G-7 created Financial Action
Task Force and the IMF in furtherance of international best practice in regulation and enforcement.
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and non-resident Ambassador to the
Commission of the European Union.
His work with several international organisations provides the basis for networking Commonwealth
concerns into the wider international community to achieve the attention they deserve.
Sir Ronald’s wide diplomatic and international experience makes him an ideal candidate to rise to the
challenges of engaging member states at the highest level in a renewed and revitalised Commonwealth.
With Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia and co-Chair of the Eminent Persons Group on ending apartheid
A Secretary-General for a strengthened Commonwealth
Having worked as a broadcast journalist, a writer and a much praised public speaker, Sir Ron
understands the importance of public communications in all its forms. His widely published weekly
commentaries over the last 10 years give him a global voice.
He would bring to the post of Secretary-General his experience as a communicator and his
experience as a champion of the Commonwealth’s causes.
Committed to a Commonwealth of the People
Sir Ron has worked with representatives of several Commonwealth and non-governmental
organisations and is a strong believer in the importance of their work to maintain and strengthen “A
Commonwealth of the People” across the broad spectrum of collective Commonwealth activities,
including broadcasting, education, health, law, youth, local government and ecology.
He would strengthen consultation and co-operation with these organisations to promote the
Commonwealth in practical, beneficial and efficient ways.
Receiving Honorary Doctor of Letters from The
T. Nkobi Treasurer-General and Solly Smith, UK
University of the West Indies
Representative of African National Congress in 1987
The Task at Hand
The global community is faced with challenges, including: dealing with terrorism, intolerance,
gender, youth unemployment, debt, poverty, extreme inequality within and between nations, the lack
of development finance, climate change, the plight of small and vulnerable economies, and the urgent
need for fair trade and greater trade facilitation.
The Commonwealth alone cannot solve these problems but it can make a meaningful and vital contribution
to overcoming them. To do so, the Commonwealth has to be revitalised and made more relevant.
The Commonwealth represents over 2 billion people, a quarter of the United Nations’ membership
and consists of nations from every continent. It includes every major racial and religious group in the
world and is uniquely placed to develop initiatives and pursue solutions to global problems.
But it faces two major, interrelated problems. The first is a lack of financial resources. The second is a North-
South divisiveness that weakens the association whose great strength was always its capacity to marry diversity
into consensus – to be flexible in the pursuit of common and vital goals. Both issues have to be tackled.
More resources have to be mobilised on the basis of beneficial performance that can be measured,
and the emphasis must be placed on meeting development challenges within a framework of political
stability that encourages investment and trade.
The absence of vibrant initiatives to keep Heads of Government fully engaged in preserving and
strengthening the Commonwealth has led to the inertia and lack of enthusiasm we now see. The
machinery of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings has lost its effectiveness and attraction.
Fewer Heads of Government are attending Summit meetings and the “retreat” – the mechanism in which
they alone talked freely and frankly with each other on a range of crucial issues – has been weakened.
The absence of meaningful consultation between governments and non-governmental organisations has
also weakened enthusiasm for the potential of the Commonwealth as a force for good.
Healing rifts, rebuilding confidence and consensus, restructuring machinery and lifting the profile of the
Commonwealth are the essential tasks at hand if the association is to continue to play a dynamic role in
the development of its member states and to contribute to solving shared global problems.
These tasks require experience of the
operations of the Commonwealth
Secretariat, knowledge of the
statecraft that has made the voluntary
association work in the past and the
capacity to re-enthuse all member
states to make it work effectively again.
Sir Ron has all of these qualities.
With former Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Abdullah
Badawi and present Prime Minister Najib Razak
Sir Ronald’s Vision for the Commonwealth
The vision that Sir Ron has for a vibrant and relevant Commonwealth and for the role of the
Secretary-General has been set out in his public speeches and writings.
The key elements of his vision are:
“Each of its member states needs the Commonwealth for the advancement of its domestic and global
concerns. The Commonwealth provides to every government an outreach at the highest levels in an
atmosphere of intimacy that is invaluable.”
“Consensus reached in Commonwealth councils on global matters and on issues of particular interest to the
well-being of member states—individually, regionally and globally— can be taken into each of the multilateral
organisations of which Commonwealth countries are members and into the UN and its agencies, into the
World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. The Commonwealth has done so successfully in the past and it
can continue to do so. In this sense, the Commonwealth is a gift—a gift to its member states and to the world—
and one which none of its member states should squander. In a troubled global reality, there remains an urgent
and practical need for the Commonwealth association.”
“The Commonwealth will never be a conventionally powerful organisation and it should not aim to be – it
is not a military or economic grouping. But it can be an association of considerable influence for good in
its countries individually and collectively as well as for the international community. Commonwealth
members need to accentuate the matters on which they find common ground on issues such as: fair and just
trade; addressing terrorism; reform of the international financial system to boost economic development;
promoting understanding and tolerance of the rights of minority communities; tackling climate change and
global warming; looking to the needs of small and vulnerable states; strengthening democratic institutions for
economic and social development as much as for political stability”.
“All this, however, is a matter of balance – balance that could be accomplished by rational discussion in the
spirit of compromise and consensus that has been the hallmark of every successful Commonwealth venture
and initiative. It is this spirit that is disappearing from the Commonwealth discourse, and that urgently
requires rebuilding and re-establishing”.
Sir Ron’s vision could provide the
stimulus needed to generate greater
enthusiasm for the Commonwealth
among Heads of Government and
others whose commitment will be
needed to re-energise the organisation.
Addressing NGO’s at CHOGM in Perth 2011
Sir Ronald’s Perspective on the Secretary-General’s Role
“The task of creating a vision and purpose for the Commonwealth that will appeal to leaders of the
Commonwealth and gain their support falls substantially on the Secretary-General. If the Secretary-General
does not proffer a vision of the Commonwealth that is politically appealing to, and motivational for, Heads
of Government, and if the Secretariat does not deliver work that excites the imagination of governments,
non-governmental organisations, the media, academia and the people of Commonwealth countries, the
association could wither and die.”
“The next Secretary-General has to have a compelling vision for the organisation’s role for its member states
and for the part the Commonwealth can play in global affairs. He/she also has to have the capacity to
advise Heads of Government prudently but fearlessly, to heal rifts between governments, and to find and
promote common ground to advance the Commonwealth”.
“The overriding objective must be to restore trust and confidence between governments, and between
governments and the Secretariat, without which the Commonwealth may well descend into irrelevance and
disintegration. Such trust, such confidence, such understanding and belief will not emerge by themselves,
nor should they be presumed to exist. They require constant vigilance, promotion and advocacy by those who
lead Commonwealth nations and those, such as the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretaries-General, who
are charged with the Commonwealth’s full-time stewardship”.
Sir Ronald has a clear understanding of the role of Secretary-General and the need to operate both
at a high-level among heads of governments, ministers and senior officials of member states and as
the inspirational leader of the team at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
With Charles, Prince of Wales and Sir Don McKinnon (the fourth Commonwealth Secretary-General)
Examples of Sir Ronald’s Advocacy
Sir Ronald publishes a weekly commentary that is carried in major
Antigua and Barbuda: A Little Bit of Paradise: A historical and
newspapers in every Commonwealth Caribbean country. His
contemporary guide to Antigua and Barbuda, Hansib, London, 1994.
commentaries are also published on over a dozen Internet News
websites with audiences of millions worldwide. These commentaries
The Commonwealth Must Not Wake-up Feeling Terrible , The
are often reproduced by publications in other parts of the world.
Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs,
He is also the author of:
The Growing Vulnerability of Small States , The Round Table: The
Broadcasting in Guyana , Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1978.
Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, July 1997.
Antigua and Barbuda: Transition, Trial and Triumph , Caribbean
Commonwealth Edinburgh Summit: A Beneficial Encounter for
Communication, London, 1984.
Small States, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of
International Affairs, January 1998.
Benefits for All - the Antarctic Issue in the UN , Mazingira,
International Magazine for Environment and Development, Vol. 8
The Commonwealth After Edinburgh, The Round Table: The
No 4, Oxford, 1984.
Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, April 1998.
Is Britain Indispensable to the Commonwealth? , The Round Table:
The Fight Against Fiscal Colonialism, in Tax Competition: An
The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, July 1987.
Opportunity for Iceland, Hannes H Gissurarson and Tryggvi Thor
Herbertson (eds), University of Iceland Press, 2001; also see OECD
Introduced and edited, Inseparable Humanity - an Anthology
and Small States in The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal
of Reflections of Shridath Ramphal, Commonwealth Secretary
of International Affairs, July 2002.
General , Hansib Publishing, London, 1988.
The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean , In
Indian Indenture: Another Slavery , in Third World Impact,
International Tax Competition: Globalisation and Fiscal
Hansib Publishing, London, 1988.
Sovereignty, Rajiv Biswas (ed), Commonwealth Secretariat, London,
At the Crossroads of History: Unity in the West Indies , West
Indian Digest, London, December 1988/January 1989.
Introduced and edited, Antigua Vision, Caribbean Reality:
Perspectives of Prime Minister Lester Bird , Hansib, London,
Political Union in the OECS: An Opportunity Squandered ,
Caribbean Affairs, Trinidad, April-June 1989, Trinidad; also,
Political Union: An Opportunity Lost , The Courier, No 116,
Crime in the Caribbean: An Overwhelming Phenomenon ,
Brussels, July-August 1989.
Hansib, London, May 2003.
The Effectiveness of UNCTAD as an Instrument for the
War on Terror and the Erosion of Rights , Hansib, London, June
Third World , The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal
of International Affairs, July 1989. Also, An Assessment of
UNCTAD’s Effectiveness as an Instrument to Promote the
Crumbled Small: The Commonwealth Caribbean in World
Interests of the Third World , Chapter XIII in Peace by Pieces:
Politics , Hansib, London, 2005.
United Nations Agencies and Their Roles, Robert N Wells Jr (ed),
Scarecrow Press Inc, New Jersey, 1991.
Ramphal, the US-led invasion of Grenada, and the
Commonwealth , in Shridath Ramphal: The Commonwealth and
Diplomacy in the Foreign Policy of Small States , The Round
the World, Essays in honour of his 80th birthday, edited by Richard
Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs,
Bourne, Hansib, London, 2008.
The Benefits of Being neither Fish nor Fowl: The UK Caribbean
Narcotics, Corruption and Development: The Problem in the
Overseas Territories in the International Community , in
Smaller Islands , Caribbean Affairs, Trinidad, January-March 1990.
Governance in the Non-Independent Caribbean: Challenges and
opportunities in the twenty-first century, edited by Peter Clegg and
The Drug Problem: Social and Economic Effects , Caribbean
Emilio Pantojas-Garcia, Ian Randle Publishers, 2009.
Affairs, Trinidad, July-September 1990.
The Commonwealth as a champion of small states in The
Britain and the Caribbean: A Caribbean Perspective , Chapter
Contemporary Commonwealth, edited by James Mayall, Routledge,
7 in Europe and the Caribbean, Paul Sutton (ed), Macmillan,
The Commonwealth at its Turning Point: The EPG Report and
The Drug Problem: Policy Options for Caribbean Countries ,
CHOGM 2011 , The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of
Chapter 12 in Democracy in the Caribbean: Political, Economic
International Affairs, December 2011.
and Social Perspectives, Robert A Pastor et al (eds), Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1993.
Asserting the Rights of Smallness: Small and Vulnerable
Reparations for Slavery: Can a claim be sustained? , posted on the
Economies at the WTO , in Reflections from the Frontline:
website of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 13 August 2013.
Developing country negotiators in the WTO, edited by Pradeep S.
Mehta, Atul Kaushik, and Rashid S.Kaukab, Academic Foundation,
The EPG wanted Ireland back in the Commonwealth , posted
13 December 2013, on website of the Institute of Commonwealth
A Commonwealth Free Trade Area is neither likely nor desirable ,
Commonwealth Advisory Bureau, Institute of Commonwealth
The Commonwealth after Colombo: Can it be meaningful
Studies, University of London, 2012.
again? , The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of
International Affairs, February 2014.
Success of EPG Recommendations Depends on Leadership , The
Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs,
The Commonwealth at the Crossroads , in The Ministers
Reference Book: Commonwealth 2015, March 2015, Henley
Media Group, London.
The Commonwealth and China: Upholding values, containing
the dragon? , The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of
International Affairs, June 2013.
Public Speaking and Panel Participation
Featured Speaker in the United Kingdom House of Commons for
Featured Speaker at Insight Europe , a seminar on negotiations for
the launch of Friends of UNESCO when UK Government withdrew
middle management officers from 15 European Countries, held at
from UNESCO in 1985.
the Civil Service Staff College, UK, 7 September 1999.
Speaker at Symposium on Narcotics, Corruption and Development in
Member of Panel on Offshore Banking: Blessing or Curse at
the Caribbean , Centre for Caribbean Studies, Warwick University,
International Monetary Fund (IMF)/Caribbean Development Bank
sponsored Seminar on “The Caribbean coping with Globalisation”,
Barbados, 8-9 February 2000.
Featured Speaker at first St Catherine’s Conference on the
Commonwealth held at Cumberland Lodge on the theme Is Britain
Member of Panel on Offshore Centres: The Way Ahead at
Indispensable to the Commonwealth? , April 1987.
International Fraud Convention, London, 26 June 2001, organised
by International Financial Exhibitions Ltd to examine the
Featured Speaker at a Seminar on Political Union in the Windward
international response to tackling fraud.
Islands of the Caribbean organised by the High Commissions of
Grenada, Dominica, St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Featured Speaker on Response to the OECD’s modified Harmful Tax
and Dominica at the Commonwealth Institute. London, 12
Competition Initiative at PricewaterhouseCoopers Conference on
Investment, 7 September 2001, at Paradise Island, The Bahamas.
Featured Speaker to Commonwealth Fellows on The Commonwealth
Member of Panel on Tax Competition at Conference on “Tax
at Farnham Castle, UK, March 1997, organised by the
Competition: An Opportunity for Iceland” in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2
Featured Speaker on The Commonwealth in International Affairs at
Keynote Speaker at Conference on Transnational Crime in the
The Royal College of Defence Studies, London to senior members
Caribbean Basin: Policy Options organised by The Canadian
of the public service, diplomatic corps and armed services from 86
Foundation for the Americas in Ottawa, Canada, March 2003.
countries, 6 May 1997.
Speaker on Anti-terrorism legislation and Human Rights at a
Featured Speaker on The Commonwealth After Edinburgh at a
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Seminar at the Institute
Cumberland Lodge Conference of Heads of Commonwealth
of Commonwealth Studies, London, 5 June 2003.
Organisations in the UK, representatives of the Media and Captains
of Industry, January 1998.
Public lecture on the Caribbean – Hope after Disasters - at the
London Metropolitan University at the invitation of the Vice
Member of Commonwealth Foundation Panel on The
Chancellor, November 2005.
Commonwealth and Small Island States for Commonwealth Fellows
at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, 11 March
Public Lecture at Cave Hill Campus, UWI: The Evolution of CANA
and the Role of the Regional Media in the Caribbean Single Market ,
16 May 2006.
Chairman of Panel on Media and the Global Environment at the
First Ministerial Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility in
Public Lecture at the Royal Institute of International Affairs
New Delhi, India, 3 April 1998.
(Chatham House), London: Venezuela in the Caribbean: Expanding
its sphere of influence , 17 April 2007.
Member of Panel at Conference on Montserrat , Institute of
Commonwealth Studies, London, 18 May 1998.
Public Lecture: The Commonwealth Caribbean and the new
Colonialism: risks and resistance in an age of globalization , at The
Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK, 26 June 2007.
Lecture: Caribbean in a Global World : UNESCO Sponsored
Featured speech at the International Centre for Research and
Caribbean Media Conference in Grenada (Grand Anse), 14 May
Development, Ottawa, Canada: The Boy on the Burning Deck:
Canada and the Commonwealth , 2 May 2013.
A paper to: Commonwealth Caribbean Business Media Workshop,
Presentation in the House of Commons, London, at Six months to
Crown Plaza Hotel, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 3 June 2009.
CHOGM Forum – a Critique and Analysis of the Commonwealth
Charter, 15 May 2013.
Lecture: Caribbean and Central America: The US Near Abroad:
Seeking Stability in a fractious world , Delivered at The Royal College
Presentation on: The Legacy of Empire: The View from the Caribbean ,
of Defence Studies, London, to 85 high-ranking military officers
at Conference on the Legacy of (the British Empire) at Senate
from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East, 15
House, London, 20 May 2013, organised by the Institute of
Commonwealth Studies and the Overseas Services Pensioners
Public Statement launching the book, From Ranji to Rohan by
Professor Clem Seecharan at London Metropolitan University, 19
Presentation on: New Caribbean oil exploration: high risks, high
rewards? at the Inaugural Dr Eric Williams Panel Discussion,
organised by the British Foundation of the University of the West
Remarks at an Informal Consultation on Reinvigorating the
Indies, at The Commonwealth Club, London, 22 May 2013.
Commonwealth at Wilton Park, 1 September 2010.
Statement at China-Latin America Think Tank Forum in Beijing,
Keynote address: Perth and the EPG challenge , at a Pre- CHOGM
China, 22 July 2013, on Special Circumstances of the Caribbean in
Briefing on: “The Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges” organised
the Latin America and Caribbean framework in relation to China.
by The Commonwealth Association and The Round Table with The
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth in troubling times: Inaugural Lecture to mark
Press Union Trust, 12 October 2011, at the CPA/IPU Rooms,
the Centenary of the Royal Charter to the Bristol Commonwealth
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London.
Society at the Mansion House, Bristol, UK, 12 October 2013.
Lecture: The choice for the Commonwealth remains stark: Reform
The Moral case for Reparations for Slavery , Presentation at a Panel
or Wither at the opening of the Commonwealth Advisory Bureau
Discussion at Senate House, University of London, 18 October
Conference on “100 days after CHOGM” at the University of
London, Senate House, 7 February 2012.
Troubling Times: The Commonwealth beyond Colombo , Closing
Public Lecture: The Modern Commonwealth: Its relevance to St
Address at a Pre-Commonwealth Heads of Government Forum
Vincent and the Grenadines- a Small Island Developing State , a Public
on “The Commonwealth in Colombo: Prospects for the 2013
Discourse celebrating the Commonwealth in Kingstown, St Vincent
Commonwealth Summit”, organised by The Round Table,
and the Grenadines, in the Diamond Jubilee Year of Her Majesty
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, The Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, 15 March 2012.
Journalists Association (UK), the Commonwealth Human Rights
Initiative, and the Commonwealth Association at Senate House,
Keynote address: The attractions of Nationhood: Illusion and Reality
University of London, 21 October 2013.
- Lessons from the CARICOM experience at The 50-50 Caribbean
Conference: Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, UCCI
Can Malta rescue the Commonwealth? , after-dinner presentation
Campus, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 22 March 2012.
on 9 January 2014, at “An enduring family of nations?: the
Commonwealth after Colombo”, Round Table Post-CHOGM
Public Lecture: The Commonwealth in crisis – is reform possible? , 15
Conference, 9-10 January 2014, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
November 2012, Deller Hall, Senate House, University of London.
Speaker at A Commonwealth for the 21st Century: leadership, values,
Presentation of a paper entitled, The Caribbean and the Wider World:
people , organised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
What will future relationships look like? at Contemporary Caribbean
Wilton Park, 31 March to 2 April 2014.
Workshop, British High Commission, Barbados, 27-28 November
Speaker at colloquium on Why Join the Commonwealth , organised
by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at Senate House,
Public Lecture at Senate House, London University on: The
London University, 10 July 2014.
Commonwealth and China: Upholding values, containing the dragon? ,
23 February 2013.
The University of the West Indies has led development in the West
Indian Caribbean , Address at the Graduation of the Social Sciences
Statement launching In The Ring: A Commonwealth Memoir ,
Faculty of the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West
by Sir Donald McKinnon, former Secretary-General of the
Indies, 24 October 2014.
Commonwealth (2000-2008) at Marlborough House, London, 26
Speaker at the “Energy Conference 2015” organised by The Energy
Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago at the Hyatt Hotel, Port of
Statement at Colloquium on Export-led growth for the Caribbean
Spain, on 26 January 2015: Changing Geopolitics of Energy in the
organised by Caribbean Export in Barbados, March 2013.
The Government of Antigua and
Barbuda is pleased to make Sir Ronald
available to the Commonwealth.