Leaders of Commonwealth countries meet every two years for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), hosted by different member countries on a rotating basis.

Since 1971, 26 meetings have been held, with the most recent being in Rwanda in 2022.

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Samoa 2024

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2024 (CHOGM) will take place in Apia, Samoa from 21-26 October 2024

It will be the first CHOGM to be held in a Pacific Small Island Developing State.

Building on progress since CHOGM 2022, leaders will deliberate on global economic, environmental and security challenges, and discuss how Commonwealth countries can work together to build resilience, boost trade, innovation, growth and empower the Commonwealth’s 1.5 billion young people for a more peaceful and sustainable future. 

Visit the CHOGM 2024 website

We look forward to welcoming the Commonwealth family to our home. Already, we are hard at work, hand-in-hand with the team from the Commonwealth Secretariat, and counting on the support of our partners and the Commonwealth Family, to ensure a successful, productive and unique event. Share on Twitter
Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister of Samoa

One Resilient Common Future

The theme for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is ‘One Resilient Common Future: Transforming our Common Wealth’. 

The theme highlights how the 56 member countries must harness their strengths by building resilience, unlocking potential, leveraging the 'Commonwealth Advantage' and fostering a connected, digital Commonwealth. This transformation is vital to ensure a resilient common future where no one is left behind.

Learn more about the CHOGM 2024 theme


Ahead of CHOGM, members of parliament, youth and gender activists, as well as representatives from society and business, will meet at special forums to ensure the voices of women, young people, businesses and other organisations are heard at CHOGM.

Learn more about the forums below.

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Commonwealth Women's Forum

21-22 October 2024

The Commonwealth Women's Forum convenes delegates to highlight women’s political, economic and societal contributions and identify policies to advance gender equality and peace for all.

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Commonwealth Youth Forum

21-22 October 2024

The Commonwealth Youth Forum provides an opportunity to address issues impacting young people and ensure they have a voice and agency in their future.

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Commonwealth People's Forum

21-22 October

The People’s Forum is the single largest opportunity for people to engage with leaders on global development issues. The Forum is organised by the Commonwealth Foundation.

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Commonwealth Business Forum

23-24 October 2024 

The Commonwealth Business Forum convenes global experts from businesses and the private sector to recommend and champion solutions to global challenges.

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Media accreditation

Accreditation for media to attend CHOGM 2024 and its associated events is now open and all interested news-gathering organisations are invited to apply for accreditation.

Applicants must complete an online application form which will be subject to security clearance. Completion of accreditation does not guarantee that credentials will be issued.

Media outlets and journalists seeking accreditation can apply online. 

Apply for media accreditation

For further information, the Commonwealth Secretariat's point of contact for all media activities related to CHOGM 2024 is [email protected].

The Government of Samoa’s point of contact for all media activities related to CHOGM 2024 is [email protected]

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