Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1997

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This report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General covers the period 2005 to 2007. The chapters in the report outline the range of activities undertaken by the Commonwealth in pursuant of its commitments since the Secretary-General last reported to Heads of Government in Auckland in 1995.



Exploiting Natural Resources

Member countries are keen to exploit natural resources, such as minerals, petroleum and marine life, in order to increase their income from natural wealth. Governments therefore seek private capital, usually through foreign investment, for the commercialisation of these resources. Responding to their requests, the Secretariat advises on appropriate legal, economic and fiscal terms for such exploitation.


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