Daily Archive for November 28th, 2009

Port of Spain Climate Change Consensus: The Commonwealth Climate Change Declaration

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South Africa President Jacob Zuma (right), his senior wife, Sizakele Khumalo (left), Hazel and Patrick Manning (centre)

South Africa President Jacob Zuma (right), his senior wife, Sizakele Khumalo (left), Hazel and Patrick Manning (centre)


Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009The Challenge of Our Time

1. Climate change is the predominant global challenge. We convened a Special Session on Climate Change in Port of Spain to discuss our profound concern about the undisputed threat that climate change poses to the security, prosperity, economic and social development of our people. For many it is deepening poverty and affecting the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. For some of us, it is an existential threat.
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Speech by Queen Elizabeth at the Opening Ceremony of CHOGM 2009

Queen Elizabeth II delivers Opening Statement

Queen Elizabeth II delivers Opening Statement


Remarks by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Opening Ceremony of the CHOGM 2009 at the National Academy Performing Arts. November 27, 2009

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009President Richards,
Prime Minister Manning,
President Museveni,
Secretary-General,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

This diamond anniversary year is an important time for the Commonwealth to look back – and, more importantly, look forward. In doing so, I believe we can be pleased with how far the Commonwealth has come in its 60years, and yet how true it has remained to its origins. But this does not mean we should become complacent or rest on past successes. Like any good organization we must continue to pay close attention to the things that give it distinctive character.
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Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II opens CHOGM

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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009‘Together we aspire, together we achieve’
HER MAJESTY Queen Elizabeth II yesterday called upon Commonwealth leaders to adopt Trinidad and Tobago’s national motto in order to find consensus on burning issues such as climate change, during their deliberations over the next two days at their meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain.
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