"The Commonwealth has not admitted any new members since 1995. With growing interest in the Commonwealth from many countries, including outstanding applications to join ..." - Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon
6 December 2006
Committee on Commonwealth Membership convenes at Marlborough House on 6 December 2006
P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, is chairing a meeting of the Committee on Commonwealth Membership that will focus on issues concerning membership of the organisation.
The two-day meeting is taking place on 6 and 7 December 2006 at the Commonwealth Secretariat's headquarters in Marlborough House, London, UK.
The Committee was mandated by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their summit in Malta last year. Its report will be presented at their next meeting in Kampala, Uganda, in 2007.
"The Commonwealth has not admitted any new members since 1995. With growing interest in the Commonwealth from many countries, including outstanding applications to join, it is time to look again at the issue of membership and how the Commonwealth interacts with non-members," Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon said ahead of the meeting.
Common Wealth of Nations have always been supporting international peace, security, harmony, progress, prosperity, etc since the beginning. Therefore, as a responsible citizen of a member nation, I would hereby express my confidence in efforts of CWN.
am in nigeria but i will like to be a member, thanks
I personally extend my best wishes to the Commonwealth of Nations.