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Commonwealth Day 2008 theme, Our Environment, Our Future

Commonwealth Day, 2008 - Our Environment, Our Future.


10 March 2008 In his Commonwealth Day message Secretary-General Don McKinnon said that "long before it was fashionable last century, the Commonwealth had already entered the debate about a world that was changing before our eyes. A far-reaching Commonwealth report in the 1980s led to the 1989 Langkawi Declaration on the environment, in which our Heads of Government said that ‘any delay in taking action to halt this progressive deterioration will result in permanent and irreversible damage’.