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Sri Lankan named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017

Release date 15 March 2017

The co-founder of a foundation which supports minorities and marginalised communities in Sri Lanka has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017.

Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme

15 March 2017

The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme will match aspirational young women with experienced professionals in their fields in a new initiative to empower young women.

CommonTies Spring 2017 Event

15 March 2017

CommonTies is a programme for talented young Commonwealth citizens who are temporarily studying or working in the UK.

‘A reminder to pursue peace and understanding’ - Commonwealth Day 2017

13 March 2017

“We affirm our belief in the Commonwealth as a force for good in the world.” - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

On Commonwealth Day, the Queen's Baton begins its long journey to Gold Coast 2018

13 March 2017

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony today at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Release date 13 March 2017

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey.

In their own words: How the Commonwealth makes a difference

13 March 2017

No-one explains our work better than the individuals and organisations who experience it first-hand.

Secretary-General: Commonwealth Summit will reinforce a true global partnership

Release date 13 March 2017

The 2018 Commonwealth Summit will cement the shared aims of good governance, sustainable growth, and inclusive social and economic development, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said today.

Commonwealth Day 2017 Message

13 March 2017

Commonwealth Day 2017 represents a call to each of us to recognise the role we have to play in building a just, stable and peaceful society, for it is only through sustainable peace that we can fully realise the economic and social development of our people.

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