CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 May 2021

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, are today announcing the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth ministers back strong youth agenda for Heads of Government meeting Secretary-General at  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Task Force meeting

6 May 2021

Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

40 candidates announced for Commonwealth Youth Council 2021 election Commonwealth Youth Council in 2018

30 April 2021

Forty young leaders have been announced as candidates who will stand in the election to join the Commonwealth Youth Council as executive members.

Event: Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking at the event in 2019

27 April 2021 to 29 April 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Secretary-General “impressed” with Rwanda CHOGM progress Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland in Rwanda

12 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the Rwandan government on progress in its preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in the capital Kigali later this year.

Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian General elections Election observers at Ghana 2012 elections

30 November 2020

The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December.

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.