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A Young Commonwealth

A Young Commonwealth

The Commonwealth theme for 2015 is 'A Young Commonwealth'. 

"A Young Commonwealth recognises the capacity, contribution and potential of young people, who play a vital role at the heart of sustainable development and democracy," said Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, announcing the theme.

"The Commonwealth is also a family of dynamic countries at the forefront of innovation, growth and contributing global value. As a diverse and increasingly connected global network, we bring fresh perspectives and new ideas.” 

Find out about youth events taking place throughout the year

Get creative

On social networks

  • Tell us what you are planning for Commonwealth Day on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Tag your social media posts with the hashtag #YoungCommonwealth.

Community leaders

  • Hold an event themed around the idea of ‘A Young Commonwealth’ or in celebration of Commonwealth diversity and values.
  • Find out how you can fly a flag for the Commonwealth (external website)

Teachers and schools

  • Organise a school lesson about core Commonwealth values such as democracy, human rights, tolerance and respect, freedom of expression, and sustainable development.

Commonwealth Day Poster: designed by Studio Muti / Folio Illustration