Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1999

From Kuala Lumpur to Durban

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This biennial report to Commonwealth Heads of Government on the mandates and activities of the Commonwealth Secretariat from July 1997 to June 1999 is preceded by an introduction by the Commonwealth Secretary-General which is a personal comment on the progress of the Commonwealth over the last decade of the 20th century. The report is presented to Commonwealth leaders before their biennial summit.



A Commonwealth of Principles

After celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1999, the Commonwealth enters the new millennium firmly committed to the fundamental values outlined in the Harare Commonwealth Declaration of 1991. The Commonwealth's distinctive roles, as identified in this landmark document, are in the promotion of democracy, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, sustainable socioeconomic development and consensus-building on global issues.


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