Half of the top 20 global emerging cities are in the Commonwealth.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 8 of the top 10 countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Commonwealth members.
25 Commonwealth countries have high or very high human development according to the HDI.
The most innovative economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are Commonwealth member countries (8 out of the top 10).
60% of the Commonwealth’s citizens are under the age of 30.
Commonwealth members’ combined exports of goods and services are valued at $3.4 trillion, which is about 15 per cent of the world’s total exports.
Intra-Commonwealth trade in goods and services is estimated at more than $680 billion and projected to surpass $1 trillion by 2020.
The combined gross domestic product of Commonwealth member countries is predicted to reach US$14 trillion by 2020.
The combined population of the Commonwealth is 2.2 billion.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent countries.
Source: thecommonwealth.org For further Fast Facts on the Commonwealth see http://thecommonwealth.org/fastfacts
An invaluable resource looking at the Commonwealth’s most pressing education challenges and opportunities, with perspectives from over 50 of the world’s leading experts on education and lifelong learning.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 Report has now been published. Produced in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Report will be distributed to the attendees of the four days of events taking place in London this week.
The 2018 CHOGM will bring together leaders from Commonwealth countries to reaffirm common values and address shared global challenges. The theme for the Meeting is ‘Towards a Common Future’ and is focused on building on the strengths of the Commonwealth to ensure the unique organisation helps member states deliver a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all citizens, particularly young people.
The Report includes perspectives from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, H.E. Yoweri Museveni, the Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat and the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, amongst a number of other high level contributions.
The Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017 was launched on Commonwealth Day 2017 at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey, attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Heads of Government, High Commissioners, and numerous other VIPs.
Produced in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society, the report aims to help foster sustainable economic, social and environmental development across the Commonwealth.
The 2017 report features an impressive array of authoritative views on topics ranging from the Sustainable Development Goals and peace-building to trade and infrastructure development.
The Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2015 was launched on Commonwealth Day 2015 at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey, attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Heads of Government, High Commissioners, and numerous other VIPs.
Contributors include Joseph Stiglitz, Amina J. Mohammed, The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya and Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director.
On the eve of CHOGM 2015 that took place in Malta, 27-29 November, Henley Media Group and the Royal Commonwealth Society launched the CHOGM 2015 Report, which addressed major themes of the modern Commonwealth. Contributors include Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat, President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, HRH The Prince of Wales, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and Kofi Annan.
It was good to meet you at the Forum and congratulations on a very successful event chaired by you and organised by your excellent team.
We have found the Commonwealth Trade and Investment Report 2013 to be very comprehensive and informative.
I am grateful to Henley Media Group and to the many individuals, organisations and corporates who support our vision for the modern Commonwealth.
Thank you for the invitation to the Forum that I thought was very insightful and well-attended. Thank you also for the report. I will share it with my colleagues in Citi.
The forum was very useful and I am already developing partnership with other attendants. I shall pass the review to my colleagues. May I ask you to inform me on future events with your organisation or similar one with your partners. Once again I wish you all the best in organising further events.
I am honoured once again to be invited to provide a message for the CHOGM 2015 Report.
The lavish copy of Queen & Commonwealth is a wonderful gift and a marvelous memento of Her Majesty’s years of service in this Jubilee year. I am sure that not only myself, but everyone lucky enough to receive a copy of this volume will treasure it for years to come.
Compiling such a publication from so many different sources was certainly not an easy task. It simply is beautiful and highly informative. Congratulations to you and your team.
Thank you for sending me a copy of your splendid commemorative issue ‘Queen & Commonwealth’ celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. It is beautifully produced and I am most grateful to you.
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