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.



The Environment

In the Langkawi Declaration on Environment in 1989, Commonwealth Heads of Government expressed their belief that environmental protection should he balanced with promoting economic growth and sustainable development. Eight years later, at Edinburgh, they re-emphasised the shared interest of all countries in protecting the environment and strengthening co-operation in this area in order to achieve sustainable development.


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