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Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth 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.

Commonwealth Youth Forum

The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) helps young people:

  • build connections across countries
  • develop initiatives led by young people
  • have a voice in the future of the Commonwealth.

Participants will reflect on successes and challenges since the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Forum and plan ahead for the next 2 years.


The theme for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Forum is ‘Taking Charge of Our Future’.

The Government of Rwanda, the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Youth Council are convening the youth forum.

More information

For more information on the Commonwealth Youth Forum, please contact [email protected]