CHOGM 2013

Education De-Brief

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November 2013, on the theme Growth with Equity: Inclusive Development.  There were  several parallel meetings alongside the main CHOGM, including the Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF), and the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF).  Following a critical year for Commonwealth education, the CEC looks at how education faired in  the various meetings.*

Commonwealth Theme 2014


The theme for 2014 is #TeamCommonwealth, which expresses the spirit of friendship and motivation towards the shared goals and values that exist between Commonwealth members.

The Commonwealth is an extraordinary team; 53 widely differing countries united in shared values working together to further common aims. As competitors from around the globe gather in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, team spirit will be on display not just within nations, but also between them.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said: “The Commonwealth, in its unmatched diversity, shows the power and potential in acting together. Team spirit brings the enormous strength of solidarity, unity and of collective striving for greater achievement. We draw inspiration and understanding from one another, and our combined efforts build resilience. Working together, we win.”


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