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Leaders of the Commonwealth countries meet every 2 years at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Rwanda 2021

The President of Rwanda HE Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland have today announced the new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.

The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021.

New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

Theme

The theme for CHOGM 2021 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’.

Forums

Ahead of the meeting, 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.

CHOGM Newsroom

The latest news and announcements including speeches and statements from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Youth Forum logo

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Women's Forum Logo

The Commonwealth Women’s Forum will now take place from 22 to 23 June 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth People’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth People's Forum Logo

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021.