“It was sometimes joked that "CHOGM" - the acronym for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings - stood for "cheap holidays on government money", given that the centrepiece was a weekend retreat at which leaders chatted and negotiated as equals, free from the supervision of interpreters or civil servants.”
“The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings (often referred to by the ungainly acronym CHOGM) actually predate the founding of the body itself, as they descend from gatherings known as "Colonial Conferences" which started in 1887.”
“The three-day meeting, commonly referred to as CHOGM”
“Despite the fact that most of the world's poor and marginalised are female, the CHOGM is a very male affair: most delegations are led by men; most world leaders are men.”
“The day opened with the chairman of the reform panel saying it was "imperative" that the 2011 biennial summit, known as CHOGM, accept his team's massive report, along with a speedy timeline for implementation.”
“The CHOGM is the supreme body of the Commonwealth.”
“Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is known as CHOGM - or Cash Handed Out [to] Greedy Men!!!”
“We had previously met for the first time in the margins of CHOGM in November 2009.”
“John Key, currently being pressured by all sorts of despots at CHOGM, Brown included (also, incredibly, Sarkosy — what's he doing there?), has described Copenhagen as likely to provide great photo opportunities but nothing of substance.”
“JOURNALIST: Is focusing this conference on climate change where you would have wanted CHOGM to go at this time of year.”
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