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While citizens of the UK benefit from a relatively good economic and human rights situation, there is still some room for improvement in many of its former colonies within the Commonwealth of Nations. In an attempt to improve the sociopolitical and economic situations in a number of member states and increase social harmony and interstate equality, Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the intergovernmental body, signed into effect the Charter of the Commonwealth in March 2013, setting out the values of the constituent states and establishing an organization-wide responsibility for the implementation of sixteen core beliefs including democracy, international peace, and universal human rights.
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK will bring together speakers from a diverse range of fields to debate the issues surrounding Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Symposium will focus on effective implementation strategies for the New Charter of the Commonwealth, placing particular emphasis on the role that Cultural Diplomacy can play among the organization