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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda

Source: Independent online

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kampala, took place between 23rd and 25th November 2007. The meeting was held under the banner "Transforming Commonwealth Societies to Achieve Political, Economic and Human Development".The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was preceded by a Pre-CHOGM meeting of Commonwealth foreign ministers, held on 21st and 22nd November 2007.

Foreign ministers had substantive discussions on issues such as democracy, good office, terrorism, international trade and economic co-operation, financing for development, environmental issues and international disasters. In addition, the ministers received reports from the Commonwealth Foundation, Commonwealth of Learning, the Commonwealth Business Forum, and the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management and Civil Society," said Mamoepa.

Governments also focussed their discussions on global challenges including terrorism, conflict prevention, resolution, peace, and consensus building. Heads of Government received reports of the Commission on Respect and Understanding, the Committee on Commonwealth Membership and the Steering Committee on Commonwealth Connects. The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration also met on 22nd November to finalise its report.

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