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All the news about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020 in Rwanda, and past news from CHOGM 2018 in London.

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Commonwealth toolkit designed to help member countries achieve gender equality targets women in food stool

5 October 2020

Commonwealth officials and women’s rights experts are developing a toolkit designed to help member countries realise UN-agreed gender equality targets by 2030.

New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) The Commonwealth Heads of Government 2021 Logo

23 September 2020

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.

Commonwealth issues joint statement on the COVID-19 pandemic The Commonwealth

16 July 2020

Commonwealth leaders from all 54 member states have today issued a joint statement on the COVID-19 pandemic and steps that member states are taking to fight the pandemic and to work together in support of each other and broader global efforts.

Virtual Event: Commonwealth Action Series – Taking charge of our future Youth discussion

28 July 2020 to 2 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series from July to December to help young people have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them.

Commonwealth launches webinar series for youth to take charge of their future

6 July 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them.

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaks on the postponement of CHOGM due to COVID-19 Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to camera

25 June 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland spoke to mark the fact that, if not for the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Commonwealth would be holding its CHOGM summit this week in Kigali, Rwanda.

Postponement of CHOGM 2020 due to Covid-19

21 April 2020

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.

Coronavirus and the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020 logo

26 March 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda are monitoring developments regarding the spread and impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and we will update member countries in due course.

Apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Announcement of Commonwealth Youth Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

27 February 2020

Young people can now apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda this June. The forum will take place in Kigali from 20 to 23 June 2020.

Commonwealth commitment to environment has deep roots Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland at CHOGM park in Malaysia

17 February 2020

Climate change will be high on the agenda when Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in Rwanda this year - more than three decades after their predecessors recognised the threat and drew up a visionary action plan to avert the crisis.

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