Commonwealth Small States

Issues and Prospects

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Small states face unique challenges as they adapt to the demands of an increasingly global economy. This publication, produced with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, surveys the range of challenges facing small states, including environmental and trade issues, economic problems, the particular challenges facing small states in development, education, and governance, and the issue of regionalism. The book provides policy-makers and parliamentarians worldwide with a detailed insight into how these issues uniquely impact upon small states, and offers recommendations on how to strengthen their capacity to exploit the new opportunities and challenges arising from globalisation.



Progress Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Small States of the Commonwealth

In September 2000, member states of the United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration at a meeting of the General Assembly. This Declaration consisted of a set of development goals that reflect the need to eradicate poverty and promote human development throughout the world. These goals, which have been branded as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), focus on the following eight areas of human development.


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