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Copy of The Commonwealth

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The British monarch as Head of the Commonwealth

There are no constitutional functions attached to the title of Head of the Commonwealth

but it remains crucial as the symbolic link uniting all member states

The Monarch is the outward and visible mark of the special relationship which exist between the member states

Members of the Commonwealth all recognise the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth

Presentation fo the Commonwealth

What is the Commonwealth ?

It is the world's oldest political association of sovereign states

It spans 54 countries, 6 continents and oceans

coutains 6 of the fastest-growing economies and is underpinned by an agreed framework of values


Origins of the Commonwealth

its origins to the development of British colonial policy

In 884, the British polician Lord Rosebery called the Empire "a Commonwealth of nations"

The first meetings, knownas Colonial Conferences, began in 1887

In 1911, these were replaced by Imperial Conferences

In 1917, the Imperial War Conference recognised that "the constitutional relations of the component parts of the Empire

should be based upon a full recognition of the Dominions as autonomous nations of an Imperial Commonwealth"

Formal recognition of this fully independent status came with the passing by the British Parliament of the Statute of Westminster in 1931

The modern Commonwealth emerged from the movement of decolonisation of British colonies after the Second World War

The symbol of the commonwealth : the queen

Reinventing the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth today is a community based on a shared heritage

since most countries have a common language

similar legal

educational systems

Since the Harare Declaration, the Commonwealth has laid the stress on values and goals

such as good governance

respect for human rights

sustainable development

protecting the environment

improve the life of women

fighting crime

drug abuse and the spread of AIDS