Yesterday and today has seen the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, together with the Royal Over-Seas League, the Commonwealth Association and others Commonwealth partners, organise a two-day conference focusing on the aims and likely outcomes of the CHOGM 2018 summit in April 2018.
Across the two-day event, discussions are taking place which will provide a window on the road to the 2018 summit, with speakers from across the Commonwealth giving their thoughts. Sessions being covered include:
- The Commonwealth Charter - values and principles and their challengers: What progress since 2012?
- Commonwealth trade and investment, and the implications of Brexit.
- The return of The Gambia to the Commonwealth, following the transition to democracy in January 2017.
- Small states, climate change and building resilience: the Commonwealth contribution.
- Summit 2018: developing programmes and partnerships, engaging with civil society and linking the forums.
- Beyond London 2018
Take a look below at some of the social media posts from the conference so far.
“All governments of today are much weaker then they were, because more people are empowered thanks to technology” Lord Howell of Guildford pic.twitter.com/3ubx5m4u0Q— Namibia in UK (@NamibiaUK) October 19, 2017