Although the Commonwealth Conversation came to an official end in March 2010, the work of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) set up to explore options for Commonwealth reform is just beginning in earnest…
The Commonwealth Conversation was run by the Royal Commonwealth Society from July 2009 to March 2010. It was the largest, global consultation ever undertaken between the peoples of the Commonwealth about their association. This site exists as an archive of the Conversation and is no longer being updated. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed.
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The largest-ever public consultation on the future of the Commonwealth concludes with a call for bold reform and greater investment if the 54-member association is to avoid being marginalised in an increasingly crowded marketplace. ‘An Uncommon Association, A Wealth of Potential’, the final report of the Commonwealth Conversation, is published today to coincide with annual Commonwealth Day celebrations around the world. Click here to download a summary of the final recommendations or the full report.
After eight months of consultation, today, on Commonwealth Day, we draw the Commonwealth Conversation to a close with the publication of our final report, ‘An Uncommon Association, A Wealth of Potential’, which sets out ten key recommendations. Click here to see a summary of these or, for those of you with a longer attention span, the full report.
We hope that you will find these to be a fair representation of all that you have told us over the last few months. We are enormously grateful for all of your contributions – this has been such a fun project because your posts have been so interesting, not to mention provocative! Continue reading…
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