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Prince Charles

Towards a Common Future

HRH The Prince of Wales calls upon the Commonwealth family of nations to urgently and collectively rise to the challenge of protecting our planet’s ecosystems – to ensure a safer, more secure, more prosperous and fairer future.

H.E. Yoweri Museveni

The Critical Contribution of Young People

Yoweri Museveni, President of The Republic of Uganda, describes how engaging and investing in the Commonwealth’s considerable youth population is vitally important to member countries’ development.

H. E. Nana Akufo-Addo

Creating a Prosperous Future That Leaves No One Behind

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, highlights the need for collective efforts to create prosperity for all, and expresses his determination to transform Ghana into a prosperous and proud nation that leaves no one behind.

H.E. Edgar Lungu

Forging a Fairer Future for the Commonwealth

Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, looks at the Commonwealth’s past, present and future as a catalyst for creating a fairer future for all of its citizens.

Freundel Jerome Stuart

Building Resilience of Small Island States

Freundel Jerome Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, highlights the pressing issues facing Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and shares examples of best practice from Barbados to encourage fellow SIDS to minimise their vulnerabilities and build resilience.

Julia Gillard

The Future of the Commonwealth

Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, reflects on her experience as a Commonwealth leader, and discusses the future role of the Commonwealth on the global stage, in particular fostering democratic values and countering radicalisation.

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford)

Repositioning the UK and Commonwealth Post-Brexit

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford), President of The Royal Commonwealth Society, looks ahead to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and highlights the opportunities for Commonwealth development and the new world trading agenda in the post-Brexit era.

Lord Marland of Odstock

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting

Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, welcomes the opportunity provided by the forthcoming Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting to formulate a trade and investment agenda for the Commonwealth.

Mohammad Razzaque

Harnessing Commonwealth Trade Advantage Post-Brexit

Mohammad Razzaque, Head of International Trade Policy at the Commonwealth Secretariat, highlights the so-called ‘Commonwealth advantage’ in trade and its likely interactions with Brexit-related consequences, also considering opportunities for securing greater trade and economic gains for Commonwealth members in a post- Brexit world.