Thursday 19- Friday 20 October 2017
Commonwealth Conference: “The UK and the Commonwealth Summit 2018″
Royal Over-Seas League, London
In April 2018, for the first time in over twenty years, the leaders of the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries will gather in the UK for their biennial summit. The official meeting will take place at Buckingham Palace, with the Leaders’ Retreat hosted at Windsor Castle, and many will want to mark the Queen’s extraordinary tenure as Head of the Commonwealth. Among the issues likely to be discussed are trade and prosperity (in a post-Brexit world); human rights, democracy, and good governance; resilience and climate change; security, terrorism and common values; and the renewal of the Commonwealth, particularly through its young people. There are also likely to be forums for business, civil society and youth, and many cultural and ancillary events. The XXI Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia, will have ended a few days prior to the opening of the London summit.
The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, together with the Royal Over-Seas League, the Commonwealth Association and others Commonwealth partners, are organising a two-day conference on the 19th and 20th of October focusing on the aims and likely outcomes of the summit. Delegates will hear of the UK government’s plans and of other Commonwealth events taking place around the summit and will have an opportunity put forward their own ideas of what should be the Commonwealth’s policy priorities and plans for the future. There will be a glittering array of speakers and this is a ‘must’ event for any individual or organisation with an interest in the Commonwealth and global politics.
To register (£20, including two light lunches and a reception) and for further details, contact: Dr Alex May at [email protected]
Read about The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Transcripts from previous Round Table events