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, a total of 24 meetings have been held, with the most recent being in the UK in 2018.

Rwanda 2022

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 takes place 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Commonwealth leaders will travel to Rwanda to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens. Decisions taken at CHOGM also guide the work programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The official opening of CHOGM takes place on Friday 24 June and is followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads on Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June. They are proceeded by four Forums, ministerial meetings, side events and other activities. More information is available below.

CHOGM was due to take place in June 2020 but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To support CHOGM on social media, please use hashtag #CHOGM2022. Follow Commonwealth Secretariat on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for CHOGM updates. For sample posts and assets please use our social media toolkit

Visit the CHOGM 2022 website

Theme

The theme for CHOGM 2022 is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.’ 

This theme highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals, like protecting natural resources and boosting trade. It was chosen because Commonwealth countries are connected by deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.

Learn more about the theme

Forums

Four Forums will take place ahead of CHOGM to offer a wider opportunity for dialogue and debate and to ensure the voices of women, young people, civil society and business are heard by leaders meeting in Kigali. Updates on the Forums will follow in due course.

Learn more about the Forums below.