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CHOGM Malta 2015 - Commonwealth Youth Forum Launch

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Malta is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2015 for a second time, having successfully done so in 2005. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent states with a combined population of 2.2 billion. The association came together in 1949, after the decolonisation of the British Empire. Symbolically Commonwealth is headed by HM Queen Elizabeth. The principles contained in The Charter of the Commonwealth: democracy, human rights and the rule of law.