Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will convene the 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting (WAMM) on 6 to 8 September 2016 in Apia, hosted by the Government of Samoa. At the triennial event, ministers and leading campaigners on gender equality will celebrate women’s leadership and promote better equality to deliver global goals on development, human rights and climate change.

The second time the meeting has been held by a Pacific island, 11th WAMM has a theme of ‘Gender equality through sustainable development in an inclusive Commonwealth’. Priority areas of focus include gender and climate change, women’s leadership, violence against women and girls and intergeneration partnerships for sustainable development.