1)Commonwealth Nations:- The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries.
It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 32 of our members are small states, including many island nations.
The Commonwealth’s roots go back to the British Empire. But today any country can join the modern Commonwealth. The last country to join the Commonwealth was Rwanda in 2009.
The Commonwealth is often described as a ‘family’ of nations. At the heart of this family are 3 intergovernmental organisations:
- The Commonwealth Secretariat supports member countries to achieve the Commonwealth’s aims. This website is run by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
- The Commonwealth Foundation supports people’s participation in democracy and development.
- The Commonwealth of Learning promotes open learning and distance education.
The current Commonwealth of Nations was formally constituted by the London Declaration in 1949, which modernised the community and established the member states as “free and equal”.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Gambia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of Cyprus*
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- St Christopher and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom*
- United Republic of Tanzania
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