The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will have the theme, 'Towards a common future'. The focus will be on ensuring that the Commonwealth is “responsive to global challenges and delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all its citizens, particularly its young people”. The organizers note that the urgent need for action on climate change is “particularly relevant for the Commonwealth as 38 of our 52 members are small or other vulnerable states”.
The meeting will begin with the Commonwealth Business Forum, People's Forum, Women's Forum, and Youth Forum. This article outlines expected areas of emphasis and key considerations ahead of the CHOGM.