Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth. It was founded on the 1 July 1965, following the decision of leaders at the 14th Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meeting the month before. It is based in London, at Marlborough House.

Oral History Interviews

Written Responses

Witness Seminar

The Heartbeat of the Modern Commonwealth: The Commonwealth Secretariat, 1965-2013. 

Witness Seminar Supporting Documents


Sir Shridath Ramphal: Lessons from Managing Past CHOGMs