HE CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU GCVO, CON
HE CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU joined his country’s diplomatic service following Nigeria’s independence and, in 1963, was posted to Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. He was elected Secretary-General of the Commonwealth in 1990, serving in this post until 1999. In 1991 he led Commonwealth leaders to agree the Harare Declaration which set out to give contemporary relevance to the Commonwealth’s beliefs and purposes and to give it a new mandate, especially in relation to Apartheid. Currently, he is a Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society.