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.



The Commonwealth as News Maker

The Commonwealth was rarely out of the public eye in the two years since mid-1997. CMAG's deliberations over Nigeria, and that country's eventual return to membership, the high-level mission to persuade international organisations of the concerns of small states in the new global trading system, the Secretary-General's personal efforts to ease tensions in places as diverse as Solomon Islands and Zanzibar - these were just some of the events that put the Commonwealth at the forefront of international affairs.


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