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Commonwealth theme for the year

Each year a theme is chosen for Commonwealth Day. The theme informs events to mark the day and helps to guide activities by Commonwealth organisations throughout the year.

2018: 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 line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.  Contacts us about the theme design

Past themes

2017    A peace-building Commonwealth

2016    An Inclusive Commonwealth

2015    A Young Commonwealth

2014    Team Commonwealth

2013    Opportunity through Enterprise

2012    Connecting Cultures

2011    Women as Agents of Change

2010    Science, Technology and Society

2009    Commonwealth@60 – Serving a New Generation

2008    The Environment, Our Future

2007    Respecting Difference, Promoting Understanding

2006    Health and Vitality

2005    Education – Creating Opportunity, Realising Potential

2004    Building a Commonwealth of Freedom

2003    Partners in Development

2002    Diversity

2001    A New Generation

2000    Sharing Knowledge – The Communications Challenge

1999    Music

1998    Sport Brings Us Together

1997    Talking to One Another

1996    Our Working Partnership

1995    Our Commonwealth Neighbourhood – Working Together for Tolerance and Understanding

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