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29 Oct 2011 description
  1. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. The humanitarian crisis now affecting the Horn of Africa is a tragic reminder of the chronic food insecurity that afflicts many parts of that continent.

22 May 2001 description

May 22, 2001 (10:20 a.m. EDT)

26 May 2000 description

May 26, 2000 (5:45 p.m. EDT) No. 123

Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy today welcomed Eritrea's acceptance of the latest peace proposals put forward by the Special Envoy of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Ahmed Ouyahia, aimed at ending the hostilities with neighbouring Ethiopia.

"Eritrea's initial response to the OAU's latest peace proposals is encouraging, but only a first step," said Mr. Axworthy. "I strongly urge the Government of Ethiopia to halt its advance and to return to the bargaining table.