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Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1995

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This report covers the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat from July 1993 to June 1995. It was presented to Commonwealth member countries at the 1995 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in Auckland, New Zealand. The theme for the 1995 CHOGM was 'Development and Good Governance: Local Action, Global Reach'.

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Paths Out of Poverty

Commonwealth concern over global poverty is rooted in its recognition that about 1.3 billion people in developing countries are poor and that half of them live in seven Commonwealth countries alone. Eighteen of the Commonwealth's countries are classed by the World Bank as being low income (with a GNP per capita of under US$700) and a further 10 as being middle income (US$700 to $2,500). Fifty per cent of the world's poor children live in three Commonwealth countries.

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