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Governance

Good governance, strong democracy, rule of law, protection of human rights and respect for diversity are Commonwealth values.

The Commonwealth Secretariat works with member countries to resolve conflicts or tensions. We help consolidate good governance and strengthen confidence in public institutions.

We work with governments and partners in civil society to strengthen the protection and promotion of human rights globally.

We assist governments to tackle systemic corruption by supporting the sharing of best practices, training and capacity-building. 

We support international and national strategies to counter violent extremism and to reduce the vulnerabilities of at-risk communities.

Caribbean authorities pledge to intensify fight against corruption

The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies issued a joint statement after a week-long meeting in Turks and Caicos.

Experts ponder on how to regulate the use of virtual currencies

Experts from around the Commonwealth have been meeting in London this week to craft legislative guidance on how to effectively regulate the use of virtual currencies which will allow member states to reap the benefits of the new technology but also guard against its abuse.

Commonwealth helps Seychelles strengthen its legal frameworks

The legal frameworks and mechanisms of Seychelles have been strengthened further, following capacity building and technical assistance from Commonwealth experts.