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About Us


To provide a platform for all stakeholders, whether public or private sector, to influence security decisions at both the policy and business level.


The Commonwealth Security Group (CSG) was founded to inform and understand policy, build new partnerships, and promote the wider Commonwealth community as an engine for addressing local, regional and global security challenges.

The Challenge

Human, environmental, political and economic threats cannot be seen in isolation. They are trans-border, inter-linked, and insoluble without international cooperation both in hard and soft power. At a time of increasing uncertainty, and ever greater global inter-connectivity, these multi-faceted security challenges demand an immediate and international response. 

Through focused programmes, high level dialogues, events, research and publications CSG seeks to drive this response. 

Our Objectives


  • Provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on security challenges facing the Commonwealth and options for their solution.

  • Contribute to the ongoing security programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat and CHOGM; promoting the Commonwealth network as an engine for tackling global security challenges.

  • Highlight success stories in security from across the Commonwealth community, encouraging best practice.

  • Coordinate a network of specialists and a range of programmes focused on delivering practical security solutions in line with the values of the Commonwealth.

Underlying the foundation of the Commonwealth Security Group are the principles of the Commonwealth Charter on Peace and Security:


"International peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development, and the rule of law are essential to the progress and prosperity of all."


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