The Commonwealth and the World

The Commonwealth gives its people strength and support, and in an ever changing world, provides them with a purpose, stability and a voice. The innovative way in which the Commonwealth works is uniquely relevant to the global challenges of the future. And as the Commonwealth continues to grow, changing with every generation, its importance to the world and its members grows too.

The following three examples show how the Secretariat, Heads of Government and member states have worked together to promote the principles of the Singapore and Harare Declarations:

  • The Commonwealth and Apartheid
  • The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG)
  • The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP).