Latest GK GS

Updated By: LatestGKGS Desk

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-2018 Concluded In London



Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-2018 Held In London- Details, Objective, About

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM 2018) held on 19th April 2018 in Buckingham PalaceLondon, United Kingdom.

The CHOGM-2018 a two-day summit was the 25th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is conducted every two years.  

This was first CHOGM summit held following the United Kingdom & decision to withdraw from European Union. This decision has resulted in Britain to strengthen its economic ties with and play a greater role in Commonwealth.

India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who got a special invitation from Prince Charles when personally traveled to India. Queen Elizabeth II too sent a personal note inviting the PM of India.

The theme CHOGM 2018 was ‘Towards a Common Future’.

The CHOGM summit hosted by British and was formally inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II. It showed the participation of 54 members countries.

The CHOGM had set four main goals such as

Prosperity: Boosting intra-Commonwealth trade and investment.

Security: Increasing cooperation across security challenges including global terrorism, organised crime and cyber attacks.

Fairness: Promoting democracy, fundamental freedoms and good governance across Commonwealth.

Sustainability: Building resilience of small and vulnerable states to deal with effects of climate change and other global crises.

About Commonwealth of Nations

Commonwealth of Nations is an international intergovernmental organisation of countries that were mostly former territories of the British Empire and dependencies. It was established by the London Declaration in 1949.

Many countries from Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe and the Pacific have joined the Commonwealth. Current membership includes 54 countries (including India). Its membership is based on free and equal voluntary co-operation.

Queen Elizabeth II is Head of Commonwealth. She is also monarch of 16 members of Commonwealth, known as Commonwealth realms.


Latest Narendra Modi Updates

» Daily Current Affairs 19th April 2018 GK GS Bulletins

» UK-India Tech Alliance Launched By NASSCOM And Tech UK

» PM Narendra Modi Visited UK Signed 10 MoUs & Agreements