Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1997

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This report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General covers the period 2005 to 2007. The chapters in the report outline the range of activities undertaken by the Commonwealth in pursuant of its commitments since the Secretary-General last reported to Heads of Government in Auckland in 1995.



Advancing the Democratic Ethic

The Commonwealth's commitment to its fundamental political values, and especially to the democratic ethic, deepened with the endorsement of the Millbrook Action Programme by Heads of Government in 1995. By mid-1997, only two military regimes remained among the Commonwealth's 53 members: Nigeria had been suspended from membership in 1995; Sierra Leone had suffered a reverse in its democratic evolution in May 1997 with a military coup. Both countries remain on CMAG's agenda.


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