Good governance, strong democracy, rule of law, protection of human rights and respect for diversity are Commonwealth values.
The Commonwealth Secretariat works with member countries to resolve conflicts or tensions. We help consolidate good governance and strengthen confidence in public institutions.
We work with governments and partners in civil society to strengthen the protection and promotion of human rights globally.
We assist governments to tackle systemic corruption by supporting the sharing of best practices, training and capacity-building.
We support international and national strategies to counter violent extremism and to reduce the vulnerabilities of at-risk communities.
Sri Lanka needs further help to strengthen its human rights promotion and protection. That's according to the country’s Human Rights Commission, which has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat for technical assistance.
A team of Commonwealth experts has been working with the government of Botswana to improve its legal system.
Policy experts from across the Caribbean will work towards strengthening human rights commitments in the region this week.