Friday, 28 October 2011

Foreign Ministers Meeting Session 2

The Commonwealth
The world’s largest and smallest, richest and poorest countries make up the Commonwealth, which is home to two billion citizens of all faiths and ethnicities – over half of whom are 25 or under. Member countries span six continents and oceans from Africa (19) to Asia (8), the Americas (2), the Caribbean (12), Europe (3) and the South Pacific (10).

The theme for CHOGM 2011, Building National Resilience, Building Global Resilience, reflects the importance of addressing pressing challenges at multiple levels: as individual states, as members of the Commonwealth, and as part of the global community

The resilience we build nationally, as an association, and globally will ensure that we can better meet the challenges and better seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow

The Commonwealth, with roots as far back as the 1870's, believes in establishing partnerships between governments, business and civil society to build stronger democratic institutions and procedures.

This unique association was reconstituted in 1949 when Commonwealth Prime Ministers met and adopted what has become known as the ‘London Declaration’ where it was agreed all member countries would be “freely and equally associated.”
The Commonwealth has grown from just eight members in 1949, to 54 members in 2010*.

The Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 will be organised by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in collaboration with the Australian and Western Australian Governments and the private sector. The event will be held in Perth from the 25th to 27th October 2011 just prior to CHOGM as one of the associated events

Australian PM Julia Gillard at a Bilateral Meeting with the Vice President of the EU

CHOGM 2011

Civil Society Round Table

Ndugu mtanzania. Unakaribishwa katika fundraising ya maandalizi ya mazishi ya ndugu yetu Richard Agar itakayofanyika jumapili 30/10/2011 St Andrews United Reformed Church, London Road, Reading RG1 5BD. Muda ni saa nane kamilimchana (02:00pm).

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