The People's Forum 2020

The People's Forum will be held in June 2021 and specific event details will be available soon

About the People's Forum 2020

The Commonwealth People’s Forum convenes every two years, immediately before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). This unique gathering of civil society actors gives the people of the Commonwealth the chance to have a say in issues and decisions that directly affect their lives. By bringing important—often unheard—voices into CHOGM, the People’s Forum affirms the Commonwealth’s values of democracy, justice, and people-centred governance.

The People’s Forum 2020 will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 22-24 June. Delegates, speakers, and performers are promoting a radical shift in thinking to address the important questions of our age. How do we harness the best of humanity—the forces of love, compassion, equality, and justice—to advance our common future and protect our planet? How do we work together to build or re-fashion our institutions so that they support a world that leaves no one behind?

Participants will be drawn from all regions and reflect the diversity and richness of the Commonwealth itself. They will be encouraged to engage bravely, to challenge themselves and each other; to generate the energy and ideas needed to lead the transformation of systems and attitudes that are holding us back.

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Update on coronavirus (Covid-19)

The People’s Forum was postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19. A new date in June 2021 has been agreed and programme details, such as those written above, will be updated in due course. 

The Commonwealth Foundation is working closely with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda to ensure the health and safety all those involved in organising the People’s Forum. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and communicate any changes or updates through this webpage and our mailing list. Those who have already registered to participate in the Forum will be contacted directly with respect to any changes to the current arrangements. 

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Date & Time
To be confirmed
Kigali, Rwanda