Each year a theme is chosen for Commonwealth Day, which takes place on the second Monday in March. The theme informs events to mark the day and helps to guide activities by Commonwealth organisations throughout the year, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.


The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 is ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future’. The theme combines the active commitment of member states to support the promotion of peace, prosperity and sustainability, especially through climate action, so as to secure a better future for our young people and improve the lives of all Commonwealth citizens.

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Past themes

2022   Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming

2021    Delivering a Common Future

2020    Delivering a Common Future

2019    A Connected Commonwealth

2018    Towards a Common Future 

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