Other International Organizations

  • Brian Hunter
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The Commonwealth is a free association of sovereign independent states, numbering 50 at the beginning of 1991. There is no charter, treaty or constitution; the association is expressed in co-operation, consultation and mutual assistance for which the Commonwealth Secretariat is the central co-ordinating body.


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Further Reading

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OECD publishes numerous reports and statistical papers. Regular features include

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