Small states ability to trade strengthened on world stage

16 April 2018

UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, today renewed his country’s support for the Commonwealth’s Small States Office in Geneva.

Royal appointment kicks off Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 April 2018

When Prince Harry officially opened the Commonwealth Youth Forum this morning, it marked the start of his new role. Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, has appointed him a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. The newly-appointed Ambassador addressed a packed room of delegates and told attendees that he was excited to be part of the event.

Women’s Forum opens with call for stronger gender equality policies

16 April 2018

Hundreds of women and men joined forces at the opening of the Women’s Forum this morning to demand action on women’s rights ahead of the Commonwealth’s leaders’ summit.  

UK Prime Minister: Commonwealth can set an example to the world

16 April 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened the Commonwealth Business Forum at London’s historic Guildhall this morning, on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Youth Forum to discuss plans for more than one billion Commonwealth citizens

13 April 2018

The next generation of the Commonwealth will be centre stage during a major summit next week.

Forum to urge leaders to invest in women

13 April 2018

The Second Commonwealth Women’s Forum begins in London on Monday with a call for women’s rights to be firmly on the agenda of leaders when they meet later in the week.

Trade agenda of ‘immense importance’ to deliver SDGs

12 April 2018

Brexit, free trade, tariffs, the Blue Charter, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were all discussed at the official launch of the 2018 Commonwealth Trade Review last night.

Gibraltar announces Commonwealth stamp to mark CHOGM 2018

11 April 2018

Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, has produced a postage stamp to honour the United Kingdom as the Chair of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). In tandem, it will mark Gibraltar as Chair of the Conference of Commonwealth Postal Administrations (CCPA).

Secretary-General: Commonwealth summit will seek to deliver

9 April 2018

Leaders from 53 countries will gather in London next week for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The week-long summit is expected to attract around 5,000 participants from government, business, and civil society under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.

Commonwealth youth – the ‘gems’ at the heart of CHOGM 2018

20 September 2017

Young people will be at the heart of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London next April. That’s according to the UK prime minister, Theresa May, as she launched the theme for CHOGM 2018, ‘Towards a Common Future’.