Commonwealth Day 2018

Posted on: March 27, 2018

On 12th March, 2018 Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe observed Commonwealth Day. Faith and civic gatherings, debates, school assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, street parties and fashion shows were amongst the events hosted to commemorate the vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the Commonwealth.

This year’s Commonwealth Day preceded the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where leaders of 53 independent Member States will meet to address key global issues and seek to generate solutions for the overall welfare and common good of its 2.4 billion citizens. The two events are joined by the same theme ‘Towards a Common Future.’ Building upon the 2017 theme of ‘A Peace- Building Commonwealth.’ This year’s theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness.

In keeping with the Ministry’s Commonwealth Day tradition, personnel from the Ministry visited various public and private schools to speak on the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.



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