No Longer Secret
THIRTY-YEAR old, previously closed files from the archives of the Commonwealth Secreariat have now been made available to the public.
The decision means that scholars will have access to records from 1964-66, many classified as "secret" or "restricted".
They deal with the crisis over Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence and the responses of Commonwealth governments.
The documents include minutes of a specially convened Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meeting (CPMM) of January 1966 in Lagos to discuss Rhodesia and the September CPMM in London. The Lagos meeting was the first CPMM held outside Britain. (In 1971 the CPMM was replaced by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, or CHOGM.)
Announcing the release, the Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, said: "In order to ensure that an accurate history of the association is accessible to scholars, the Secretariat will, in consultation with member governments, continue to release Shared Commonwealth Records after 30 years."
Enquiries to the Commonwealth Secretariat 's Librarian, Tel: +44(0)171-7476164 Fax: +44(0)171-7476168
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