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Event: 2021 Commonwealth People’s Forum in Rwanda

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, have 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.

Updates will follow in due course.

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The theme of the forum is ‘Advancing Together: Delivering people-centred governance through the Commonwealth’.

The Commonwealth supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The People’s Forum 2021 will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 16, 'Peace, justice and strong institutions'.

Participants will exchange ideas, knowledge and tools that will help their countries further contribute to achieving SDG16.

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