A round-up of news, photos and videos from Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022.
The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) took place on 20-25 June, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. The week-long programme of high-level side events, ministers' meetings and forums – the Commonwealth Youth Forum, the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, the Commonwealth Business Forum, and the Commonwealth People’s Forum – were held in the lead-up to CHOGM.
Over 50 heads of government gathered in Kigali, joined by business, philanthropy and civil society leaders including Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Delegates embraced unity and collaboration to tackle issues that are at the heart of the Commonwealth’s values, such as gender equality, youth empowerment, sustainable economic development and climate action.
On the last day of CHOGM, government leaders underscored the importance of working together to improve the lives of all Commonwealth citizens. Outcomes of the discussions held on 24-25 June by Heads of Government are available in the final Communiqué and Leaders' Statement.
The Commonwealth Secretariat thanks the people and Government of Rwanda for the warm hospitality extended to all who attended, and looks forward to Samoa which will be the host of the next CHOGM in 2024.
Watch a highlights video
Sunday June 19
- Opening of the Commonwealth Youth Forum
Monday June 20
- Opening of the Commonwealth Women's Forum
- Day 2 of the Commonwealth Youth Forum
Tuesday June 21
- Opening of the Commonwealth Business Forum
- Opening of the Commonwealth People's Forum
- Final day of Commonwealth Women's Forum
- Final day of Commonwealth Youth Forum
- Side events including on Sustainable Urbanisation, Access to Justice and Technology and Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Groups
Wednesday June 22
- Day 2 of Commonwealth Business Forum
- Final day of Commonwealth People's Forum
- Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Meeting and Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting on Small States
- High-level side events including on Climate Change, Countering Violent Extremism and Rethinking Mental Health
Thursday June 23
- Government leaders events including Sports Breakfast and First Lady's event on Unity and Reconciliation
- Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting
- High-level side events including on Antimicrobial Resistance, Malaria and NTDs, Momentum Towards COP27 and Violence Against Women and Girls
Friday June 24
- CHOGM Opening Ceremony
- Executive sessions
Saturday, June 25
- Foreign Ministers Roundtables with Civil Society and Associated Organisations
- Retreat for Heads of Government and Closing Executive Session
- High-level side event on Commonwealth Blue Charter and the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition
For further information, the Commonwealth Secretariat's point of contact for all media activities related to CHOGM 2022 is:
- CHOGM Communications team, Commonwealth Secretariat
- + 44 7894 593508 | E-mail