The Commonwealth’s two largest ministerial meetings are the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers (CCEM). These pages provide links to copies of the official communiqué or statement issued by Commonwealth Ministers at the end of these meetings. They also provide links to the statement issued by the civil society fora which run parallel to both meetings. See our publications page for copies of specific Consortium submissions to both CHOGM and CCEM.

CHOGM – The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations. Every two years the meeting is held in a different member state, and is chaired by that nation’s respective Prime Minister or President, who becomes the Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office. Running parallel to the ministerial meeting, the Commonwealth People’s Forum brings together civil society voices from across the Commonwealth.

CCEM – The Conference of Commonwealth Education Minister takes place every three years, and provides an opportunity for the Commonwealth to review co-operation in education amongst its family of organisations. The Stakeholders Forum runs parallel to the main Ministerial meeting and brings together civil society, academia and private sector education practitioners and service providers from across the Commonwealth.