Ministers Reference Books

Since 2003, we have produced a range of Ministers Reference Books in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Business Council (now the CWEIC) and more recently the Royal Commonwealth Society to help catalyse trade, investment and sustainable development across the Commonwealth.


We are currently working on The Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017. This will be published in March 2017 – in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society – and distributed widely to Ministers and senior policy makers, business leaders and multilateral organisations active within the Commonwealth.

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The Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2015

The Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2015 was launched on Commonwealth Day 2015 at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Heads of Government, High Commissioners, and numerous other VIPs. Authors included Joseph Stiglitz, Amina J. Mohammed, The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya and Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director.

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