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Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal organisation of the Commonwealth which implements the decisions taken by the associations 54 member governments. It is headed by a Secretary-General chosen by the Heads of Government for five years, presently (2000-2005) former New Zealand foreign minister Don McKinnon[?].

The Secretariat was established by Heads of Government in 1965 and is located at Marlborough House in London.

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