A Commonwealth message at Westminster Abbey by Lewis Pugh - Commonwealth Day, 11 March 2019. Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer and the UN Patron of the Oceans. He grew up in three different Commonwealth countries.
Prajapati Trivedi, the Commonwealth’s Director of Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development, has been awarded the Harry Hatry Award for Performance Management by the American Society for Public Administration.
High commissioners and women’s rights activists have joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland to salute the unwavering courage of women in their struggle for equality.
Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.
At this time when multilateralism is under threat, and we see nationalism and narrow self-interest on the rise, the Commonwealth shines as a beacon of hope and promise, inspiring confidence in the benefits of international co-operation and collective action.
Celebrations and events will be held across the world on Monday 11 March to mark Commonwealth Day. The day will feature everything from street parties to church services, from democracy debates to fashion shows as 2.4 billion people in 53 Commonwealth countries celebrate the history and values that bind them together
The Commonwealth has partnered with Malawi’s Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the 50:50 Campaign Malawi to prepare women candidates for campaigning ahead of elections on 21 May.
The blue economy is about more than making money from the ocean, says the Commonwealth’s Head of Oceans and Natural Resources.
On 13 March, the Commonwealth Youth Award will recognise the exceptional contributions and enduring positive impact of young people from Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Americas, Africa and Europe in London.
South Africa and the United Kingdom will jointly lead a Commonwealth initiative to boost digital connectivity amongst member countries, it was announced today at Africa Tech Week.