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Commonwealth Secretariat

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The Commonwealth Secretariat implements the decisions and plans of Commonwealth leaders. 

It delivers its work through the following divisions:

  • Political Division
  • Rule of Law Division
  • Youth Affairs Division
  • Human Rights Unit
  • Economic Division
  • Trade and Debt Division
  • Governance and Natural Resources Division
  • Health and Education Unit

What we do

The Commonwealth Secretariat organises meetings for members to discuss global and Commonwealth issues; promotes members’ interests at international forums; offers advice; and provides experts who share their skills and experience with governments and institutions.

The Commonwealth Secretariat partners with other international and Commonwealth organisations to deliver its work.

It delivers policy development, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries and has a track record of negotiating collective solutions on sensitive and important political and economic issues.

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