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Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1999

From Kuala Lumpur to Durban

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This biennial report to Commonwealth Heads of Government on the mandates and activities of the Commonwealth Secretariat from July 1997 to June 1999 is preceded by an introduction by the Commonwealth Secretary-General which is a personal comment on the progress of the Commonwealth over the last decade of the 20th century. The report is presented to Commonwealth leaders before their biennial summit.

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Capacity-Building

Member countries are experiencing rapid economic, social and political change and need to strengthen their capabilities in order to cope with and take advantage of the opportunities in the new global economic environment. Many, however, especially small states, do not have sufficiently skilled personnel or the institutional structure they need to formulate and implement appropriate government policies.

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