Development and Democracy

Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 2003

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This report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General covers the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2003. It describes the work of the Commonwealth association of 54 member countries, and more specifically the activities and achievements of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the association's principal intergovernmental organisation. The Foreword by Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon presents a personal view of the progress of the Commonwealth over that period. The report is presented to Commonwealth Heads of Government before their biennial summit.



A changing organisation

No organisation can hope to keep up with the fast pace of change of the world today without enthusiastically embracing change within itself. As mandated by CHOGM 2002, on the basis of the recommendations of the High Level Review Group, the Commonwealth Secretariat has implemented a series of governance, structural and organisational changes over the past two years.


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