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.

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Rwanda 2022

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 took place on 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. Commonwealth leaders travelled to Rwanda to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens. 

Livestream links, photos and event recordings are available below.

 

Heads of Government at CHOGM Opening Ceremony

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Theme

The theme for CHOGM 2022 was ‘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.

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Forums

Four Forums took 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. 

Learn more about the Forums below. 

Side events

Side events took place before and during the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the host country Rwanda, and other external organisations, these events supplemented the CHOGM programme and reflected member countries’ shared ambitions.  

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