New Releases

Small States Matters 2021/04 cover
Small States Matters 2021/04

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Big Tech in Small States

Heather Cover-Kus
1 September 2021
THT 177 cover
Trade Hot Topic, no. 177

The African Continental Free Trade Area: An Opportunity for Boosting Women in Trade

Collin Zhuawu, Hilary Enos-Edu
1 September 2021

Announcements

The Commonwealth is one of the world’s oldest political association of states. Membership today is based on free and equal voluntary co-operation, there are currently 54 independent countries

The Commonwealth includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries, spanning five regions. Thirty-one of its members are small states, many of them island nations. It is home to 2.4 billion citizens and over 60% of these are under the age of 30. Member countries have no legal obligation one to another. Instead, they are united by language, history, culture, and their shared values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. The Commonwealth’s guiding principles are in its Charter: www.thecommonwealth.org/our-charter.

The Commonwealth is involved in diverse activities, from helping countries with trade negotiations to encouraging women’s leadership, building the small business sector, supporting youth participation at all levels of society, and providing experts to write laws.  More information about The Commonwealth at www.thecommonwealth.org.