1969 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference
|17th Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference|
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates||7 January 1969–
15 January 1969
|Heads of Government||24|
Review of the world diplomatic and economic situation, Rhodesia, Biafra crisis, Commonwealth co-operation.
The 1969 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the seventeenth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in January 1969, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.
On the issue of the rogue colony of Rhodesia, Britain re-committed itself to the policy of No independence before majority rule (NIBMAR) which it had adopted at the last Prime Ministers' conference in September 1966.
Also discussed was the Biafra crisis in Nigeria and discrimination against South Asian communities living in Africa and Black and Asian immigrants living in the UK.
- The Commonwealth at the Summit: Communiqués of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, 1944-1986 (Volume 1). Commonwealth Secretariat. 1987. pp. 137–149. ISBN 0850923174.