26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit - 2022

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26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit 2022 organised on 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar attended the meeting.

  • The meeting had been postponed twice due to Covid-19 pandemic.

  • During the meeting, leaders of Commonwealth member states will deliberate on global challenges such as climate change, food security and health.

  • Theme of the summit - Delivering a Common Future - Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.  

  • About Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

  • It brings together delegations from 54 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

  • It aims to strengthen multilateral cooperation, explore new opportunities and tackle common challenges for the betterment of future generations.

  • It is hosted alternately by different member countries.

  • This meeting has been held Since 1971.

  • Members of the Commonwealth of Nations

  • The head of the Commonwealth is the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II.

  • He received this title as a result of elections following the resignation of his father. 

  • The title of head cannot be inherited, so the new head of the Commonwealth of Nations is elected by voting at each meeting.

  • The Commonwealth comprises 54 countries of the world in all 6 continents.

  • The members have a total population of 2.1 billion, which is about a third of the world's population.

  • Of its total population, 1.17 billion live in India.

  • After India, the next largest Commonwealth countries by population are Pakistan (176 million), Bangladesh (156 million), Nigeria (149 million).

  • The land area of the Commonwealth of Nations accounts for about 21% of the total world land area.

  • The largest Commonwealth nations by area are Canada, Australia and India. 

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