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CHOGM 2018 kicks off with launch of Commonwealth Innovation Hub

Release date 16 April 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched the Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the opening day of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

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.

Forum to urge leaders to invest in women

13 April 2018

The Second Commonwealth Women’s Forum begins in London on Monday with a call for women’s rights to be firmly on the agenda of leaders when they meet later in the week.

Target setting for climate change

13 April 2018

Globally, the number of climate disasters has tripled since 1980, while, hot weather in 2016 broke the historic record set in 2015. Climate change threatens all nations and peoples regardless of their location or economy. The Commonwealth represents 53 countries many of these are least developed; small or most vulnerable to climate change.

Saving lives, safeguarding development

13 April 2018

Thirty one of the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries are small states including some of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable nations in the world.