Our work

The Commonwealth is active in a number of areas including development, democracy, debt management and trade.

Our WorkIt is committed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and pursues these through Programmes implemented by the Divisions of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Strategic Plan (2004/05 - 2007/08) sets two long-term goals for the Secretariat that reflect the Aso Rock Declaration's emphasis on the promotion of democracy and development and are consistent with the Secretariat's Mission Statement:

  1. To support member countries to prevent or resolve conflicts, strengthen democracy and the rule of law and achieve greater respect for human rights. 
  2. To support pro-poor policies for economic growth and sustainable development in member countries.