Article: The Commonwealth of Nations and its Values – Bound to Disappoint?

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, April 16, 2015

What is needed is a respected Commonwealth citizen of strength, experience and manifest integrity and judgment, with only one term in office, to restore the reputation of the Commonwealth of Nations as a values based organisation. If this is not done, the Commonwealth’s destiny will continue to be frustrated. Its opportunity may be lost forever. That is why all eyes must be on Malta. We must hope that the Commonwealth leaders will choose a bold and creative spirit as Secretary-General to rescue the organisation. Presently it seems bound always to disappoint. Its survival in an era of many international links is not assured.
It behoves good citizens of the Commonwealth to arrest the slide. The EPG report shows how.