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Commonwealth secretary-general Don McKinnon

Commonwealth secretary-general Don McKinnon

New Zealand politician Don McKinnon was Commonwealth secretary-general from 2000 to 2008. The secretary-general heads the Commonwealth Secretariat, which organises summits and meetings of ministers, assists with policy development and aids multilateral discussion between member governments. During McKinnon’s tenure, a coup in Fiji and violence during elections in Zimbabwe were particularly challenging matters.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - From empire to Commonwealth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33238/commonwealth-secretary-general-don-mckinnon (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012