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 2024, and the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is ‘One Resilient Common Future: Transforming our Common Wealth’. 

The theme highlights how the 56 member countries must harness their strengths by building resilience, unlocking potential, leveraging the 'Commonwealth Advantage' and fostering a connected, digital Commonwealth. This transformation is vital to ensure a resilient common future where no one is left behind.  

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Past themes

2023   Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future

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