The Commonwealth Secretariat

Overview

Sector

Peace and Development

Country

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SDG

16 - Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Organization Type

Intergovernmental Organization

URL

http://thecommonwealth.org/

Description

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. It is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty-one of its members are small states, many of which are island nations.The Commonwealth Secretariat, established in 1965, supports Commonwealth member countries to achieve development, democracy and peace. It helps to strengthen governance, build inclusive institutions and promote justice and human rights. Its work helps to grow economies and boost trade, empower young people, and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality. It also provides training and technical assistance and support decision-makers to draw up legislation and deliver policies.

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