UK Newsletter October 2018

Blog – Could a Commonwealth Free Trade Area be a success?

The recently released UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2018 has some important implications for the viability of a Commonwealth Free Trade Area, the possibility of which has dominated many post-Brexit vote discussions. Find out more in our latest blog.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

While we eagerly await the 2018 Award Ceremony taking place next month, get to know the group of Panel Judges who were responsible for choosing this year’s winners. The number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards received by entrants in each region of the Commonwealth is also available to view.

RCS International Meeting 2018

Next week the RCS will host its biennual International Meeting in London. With some 130 delegates in attendance it promises to be an interesting and useful meeting for branch representatives and RCS Associate Fellows to convene and discuss the way forward for the RCS and to hear more about programme initiatives, meeting staff and taking the opportunity to share ideas and plans.  Read about the 2016 meeting and read the programme for IM2018.

Model Youth CHOGM, Salford

On 13 September, 60 students had the opportunity to act as Heads of Government for a day and take part in a model Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Organised in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Youth Charter and Elevation Networks, students discussed development challenges facing young people today including education, employment and preventing violent extremism.



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