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Event: 10th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting Man playing football with students

23 July 2020

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 10th Commonwealth Sports Minister Meeting has been postponed and will be reconvened alongside the new dates for the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

Event: Commonwealth ministerial forum on impact of COVID-19 on sport football on ground in stadium

23 July 2020

Ministers and officials from the 54 Commonwealth countries will meet on 23 July to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sport sector. 

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

31 July 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.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Women's Forum Logo

31 December 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. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali at a time to be announced in due course.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Youth Forum logo

31 December 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. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali at a time to be announced in due course.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth People’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth People's Forum Logo

31 December 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. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali at a time to be announced in due course.

Previous Events

Virtual Event: Examining impact and opportunities of COVID-19 on youth sector in Caribbean Group of youth on a beach

30 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat will meet officials from organisations and ministries of youth in the Caribbean on 30 June to discuss specific challenges they face in delivering services during and after the COVID-19 crisis. 

Event: Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting on COVID-19 Scientist holding the globe

24 June 2020

Leaders and representatives of the 54 Commonwealth countries will hold a one-off virtual meeting on 24 June to discuss COVID-19.

Event: World Oceans Day – Mapping the Commonwealth one coral reef at a time Coral reef in Belize

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth is organising an interactive virtual event on 8 June to mark World Oceans Day.

Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2020 researchers in a lab

14 May 2020

The Commonwealth health ministers will meet virtually on 14 May for their annual summit.

Event: Commonwealth Virtual Seminar Series – The Economics of COVID-19 Covid-19 stock photos

13 May 2020 to 10 June 2020

All Commonwealth countries will be hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To help countries to address the new challenges they are facing, the Commonwealth is hosting a virtual seminar series on ‘The Economics of COVID-19’ from May 13 to June 10.

Event: Commonwealth Blue Charter – All Champions Meeting Aerial view of ocean and rocks

21 March 2020 to 24 March 2020

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Commonwealth Youth Award Winners with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

11 March 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General will launch the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work on August 28.

Event: International Women’s Day - advancing gender equality in the Commonwealth A women speaking into a microphone at a conference

6 March 2020

The Commonwealth will host an event on international women’s day to examine ways to close the gender gap in the workforce.

Event: Launch of ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’ mission to Seychelles and Maldives Launching science landers Nekton mission

4 March 2020

The Commonwealth and the Nekton Foundation will launch ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’, a mission to explore and protect the Indian Ocean - the world’s least explored and most at risk ocean.