Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM 2018)

  • The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM 2018) was held in London, United Kingdom.
  • It was overall 25th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • It was also first CHOGM held following United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from European Union.
  • This decision has resulted for Britain to strengthen its economic ties with and play greater role in Commonwealth.
  • The theme CHOGM 2018 was “Towards a Common Future“.
  • The British hosts had set out four main goals for summit viz
    • prosperity: boosting intra-Commonwealth trade and investment;
    • security: increasing cooperation across security challenges including global terrorism, organised crime and cyberattacks;
    • fairness: promoting democracy, fundamental freedoms and good governance across Commonwealth and
    • sustainability: building resilience of small and vulnerable states to deal with effects of climate change and other global crises.
  • During CHOGM 2018, Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean governance Commonwealth connectivity agenda for trade and investment, declaration on cybercrime and revised Commonwealth guidelines on election observation in member countries were taken into consideration.
Related Questions:
  • Will UK’s withdrawal from EU bring new energy into Commonwealth of Nations? Impact of UK withdrawal from EU on future of CHOGM?

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