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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.

2021: Delivering a Common Future

The theme for the 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), for Commonwealth Day and for the work of the Commonwealth more generally is: Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming. This theme highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals, like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.

This theme was chosen because Commonwealth countries are connected by deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.

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Past themes

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    [email protected] – 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