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.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed an ambitious development strategy by the Kingdom of Eswatini which, she says, aligns with the Commonwealth's aspirations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020 in Rwanda.
In April 2018, the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) when leaders from all the member countries came together in London and Windsor.
The Commonwealth Women’s Forum (CWF) will take place from 22 to 23 June 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) will take place from 22 to 24 June 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) will take place from 20 to 23 June 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The countdown to the 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum has begun.
Young people and senior Rwandan officials have kicked-off the countdown to the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum.
Women’s affairs ministers have agreed on actions to accelerate gender equality to be presented to Commonwealth leaders when they meet in Rwanda next year. The priorities are set out in the outcome statement made by the 12th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya.
The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister has described the Commonwealth as an “extraordinary institution” which tackles many of the world’s biggest problems.