The Commonwealth Secretariat provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
Our work promotes democracy, rule of law, human rights, good governance and social and economic development. We are a voice for small states and a champion for youth empowerment.
Priority areas of work are agreed at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, which occur every two years. The next summit is in Malta in 2015.
The Secretariat is structured into divisions and units:
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The Commonwealth Secretariat has a strong track record of negotiating collective solutions on sensitive and important political and economic issues.
It delivers policy development, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries, often partnering with other international and Commonwealth organisations to deliver its work.
The Commonwealth Secretariat's work includes: organising meetings for members to discuss global and Commonwealth issues; promoting members’ interests at international forums; offering advice; providing experts who share their skills and experience with governments and institutions.