Leaders of the Commonwealth countries meet every two years at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Rwanda 2022

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, announced the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having reviewed all available evidence and risk assessments including with the World Health Organization (WHO) and their risk assessment tool, and after close consultation between the Commonwealth Secretariat and Member States, the decision has been made to postpone the CHOGM in Kigali for a second time.

CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19

Media contact and latest news about CHOGM

Further updates will follow in due course.


The theme for CHOGM 2022 is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.’ Leaders will discuss how to deliver the things which were discussed at CHOGM 2018 in London, which was on the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.


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

Updates on the Forums will also follow in due course.

Learn more about the Forums below.