Speakers from around the world - among them Baroness Verma, Glenys Kinnock, Devaki Jain and Janet Benshoof - addressed and debated four areas of particular concern: the role of the media, political participation and inclusion, poverty, and violence and peace building. In his opening remarks the Commonwealth Secretary-General HE Kamalesh Sharma said investing in the education of girls and support for women was central to the Commonwealth's purpose. Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen outlined his concept of a civil approach to managing conflict and later in the evening addressed the audience at a reception at Marlborough House to celebrate the launch of 'Peace and Democratic Society'.
Professor Amartya Sen
Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Debbie Ransome, Paola Totaro, Daisy Cooper and Nazenin Ansari
Janet Benshoof and Elisabeth Rehn
The reception at Marlborough House
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