The Commonwealth at the Summit, Volume 1

Communiqués of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings 1944-1986

Paperback: £35.00
978-0-85092-317-9

The Commonwealth at the Summit, Volume 1

Series Title: The Commonwealth at the Summit
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 1 January 1987
Size: 242mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-317-9
Pages: 300

Summit meetings of the Commonwealth have reflected its inherent flexibility and adaptability to the needs of its members in a changing world. This volume contains the full text of declarations, statements and communiqués issued by Commonwealth Heads of Government between 1944 and 1986. As these communiqués testify, the small association of old Commonwealth countries of 1944 has grown into a worldwide multiracial partnership.

It includes important milestones of collective decision-making: the 1991 Singapore Declaration of Commonwealth Principles; the Gleneagles Declaration of 1977 seeking to bar apartheid South Africa from sporting links with Commonwealth countries; the Lusaka Accord of 1979 successfully establishing a process for Zimbabwe's independence; the Melbourne Declaration of commitment to conquering global poverty; the Goa Declaration on International Security of 1983; and the Commonwealth Accord at Nassau in 1985 agreeing measures to help end apartheid.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
A Working Internationalism - Preface by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Communiqués and Statements of Commonwealth Prime Ministers and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings

London, May 1944
London, April 1945 (Statesmen's Meeting)
London, May 1946
London, October 1948
London, April 1949
London, January 1951
London, June 1953
London, January 1955
London, June 1956
London, June 1957
London, May 1960
London, March 1961
London, September 1962
London, July 1964
London, June 1965
Lagos, January 1966
London, September 1966
London, January 1969
Singapore, January 1971
Ottawa, August 1973
Kingston, April 1975
London, June 1977
Lusaka, August 1979
Melbourne, September 1981
New Delhi, November 1983
Nassau, October 1985
London, August 1986 (Review Meeting of seven leaders)

Member Countries of the Commonwealth 1987