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Microsoft founder praises Commonwealth collaboration

17 April 2018

This morning all four forums of the Commonwealth Summit met for a joint plenary session. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, now focussing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke of the importance of collaboration and sharing during his keynote address.

Fiji urges governments to honour climate change commitments

17 April 2018

Fiji’s Prime Minister, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, has urged Commonwealth heads of government to deliver on their commitments to cut CO2 emissions. 

Forum endorses recommendations on women’s political participation

16 April 2018

The Commonwealth Women’s Forum today endorsed a set of recommendations for getting more women into political leadership.

Commonwealth values ‘could help rebuild business trust’

16 April 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland talked about sport, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and small business during an open debate at the Business Forum at London’s Guildhall this afternoon.

Outgoing Youth Council Chair’s comments set the tone on opening day of Forum

16 April 2018

“Together we can achieve so much more” Singapore’s Kishva Ambigapathy, Chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council, told attendees on the opening morning of a CHOGM forum.

Small states ability to trade strengthened on world stage

16 April 2018

UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, today renewed his country’s support for the Commonwealth’s Small States Office in Geneva.

Royal appointment kicks off Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 April 2018

When Prince Harry officially opened the Commonwealth Youth Forum this morning, it marked the start of his new role. Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, has appointed him a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. The newly-appointed Ambassador addressed a packed room of delegates and told attendees that he was excited to be part of the event.

Women’s Forum opens with call for stronger gender equality policies

16 April 2018

Hundreds of women and men joined forces at the opening of the Women’s Forum this morning to demand action on women’s rights ahead of the Commonwealth’s leaders’ summit.  

UK Prime Minister: Commonwealth can set an example to the world

16 April 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened the Commonwealth Business Forum at London’s historic Guildhall this morning, on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Youth Forum to discuss plans for more than one billion Commonwealth citizens

13 April 2018

The next generation of the Commonwealth will be centre stage during a major summit next week.

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