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Environment dominates agenda at Commonwealth Youth Council

19 April 2018

Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from 47 Commonwealth countries in London yesterday. It was the largest ever meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Youth Council.

CHOGM opens at Buckingham Palace

19 April 2018

The Queen has officially opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). A specially invited audience seated in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace was introduced to Heads of Government and senior leaders from 53 Commonwealth Member Countries, as well as the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Many members of the Royal Family joined the gathering before the arrival of The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by the Prince of Wales.

Queen unveils new Commonwealth Walkway in London

18 April 2018

The Queen has unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Walkway in London. The plaque will be installed outside the Commonwealth Secretariat's London headquarters at Marlborough House.

Foreign ministers meet ahead of CHOGM

18 April 2018

Ministers and senior officials from the 53 Commonwealth nations have met at Lancaster House in London today ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM.

‘Silence is not an option anymore’: women call on governments to repeal discriminatory laws

18 April 2018

Abolish laws that allow discrimination and replace them with legislation that protect women’s rights. This was one of 14 big asks presented to Foreign Ministers today from the Women’s Forum.

Free trade ‘the engine for global prosperity’

18 April 2018

The Commonwealth Business Forum at Guildhall in London concluded this afternoon after three days of lively speeches, panel discussions, presentations and round table consultations.

HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet youth delegates

18 April 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent an hour meeting young people from across the Commonwealth on the final day of the Youth Forum in London today.

Exceptional young people recognised for their contribution to development work

18 April 2018

A range of outstanding young people aged 15-29 have been honoured with Commonwealth Youth Awards at the Youth Forum of the Commonwealth Summit.  The awards recognise young people whose innovative projects have had a significant impact on their communities.

Ministers call for accelerated action on small states

18 April 2018

Leaders and ministers convened in London, yesterday for the first high-level discussions of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Their focus was on how best to support the Commonwealth’s 31 small states, which face unique vulnerabilities.

Giving women a slice of the pie will boost economies

17 April 2018

Collective action to help women overcome barriers to entrepreneurship makes good economic sense. This is the message that rang loud and clear as government leaders, ministers, activists and world-renowned professionals met to deliberate women’s economic empowerment on the second day of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum in London today.