This report covers the work of the 53-nation Commonwealth and its principal intergovernmental organisation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, from July 2007 to June 2009. Over these two years, the Secretariat has carried out its mandate of democracy and development in a robust manner. It has delivered expertise to governments and delivered projects with high added value. The report covers all aspects of the Commonwealth Secretariat's work including strengthening democratic systems, economic, public sector and human development, investment in young people, and partnerships with other organisations. It includes a foreword by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and is presented to Commonwealth leaders before their biennial summit in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009.
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat