The Commonwealth

What is the Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth is made up of 53 countries around the world The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of independent countries spread over every continent and ocean. Its 2.4 billion people account for more than 30 per cent of the world’s population, and are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, Europe and the Pacific. They are of many faiths, races and cultures.

What does the Commonwealth do?
  • It promotes partnership and co-operation among its members
  • It promotes understanding and tolerance among its citizens
  • It reduces prejudice, ignorance, disease and poverty
  • It promotes democracy and good governance, sustainable economic and social development, respect for human rights and the rule of law, gender equality and protection of the environment.
What is Commonwealth Day?

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth association and its members. Focusing on a different theme each year, it takes place on the second Monday in March. Its purpose is to promote understanding about global issues, international co-operation and the work of the modern Commonwealth.


Commonwealth Theme 2020

‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’

The theme for the 2020 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 was chosen because the governments and people of our diverse family of 54 Commonwealth countries connect at many levels through extensive and deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.

Together, the countries and people of the Commonwealth tackle climate change and its impacts. We work to find sustainable ways of using the natural resources of our planet, its land and ocean, so that our environment is protected.

Together, we work to build peace and harmony through social and democratic development.

Together, we encourage inclusive economic empowerment and fair trade so that all people, particularly women, young people and those in marginalised communities can share the fruits of progress and prosperity.

Together, we are delivering a common future by connecting, innovating and transforming our societies.

Commonwealth Song

‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’

  1. Connecting at all levels
    Through networks all around
    Aspiring to progress and to achieve
    Justice, good governance,
    talents skills now purely used
    to build a world
    where trust and goodness rules.

  2. Connecting at all levels
    Through networks all around
    Aspiring to progress and to achieve
    Justice, good governance,
    talents skills now purely used
    to build a world
    where trust and goodness rules.

  3. Delivering a Common future
    With toil and true concern
    Together now to serve with love and care
    Peace and Joy, its comfort
    Constantly to Prevail.
    And good will among nations
    to be shared.

  4. Innovations to be done
    That’s good for everyone
    Growing and improving on and on
    Avenues good for Youth,
    Concern for women too
    Tolerance, understanding
    Among all.

  5. The world now seeks your mettle
    To do and co-operate
    To build it up with care
    and expertise
    Environment to protect
    and nature to preserve
    its resources wisely used for health and life.

  6. The Commonwealth does connect
    with nations all around
    working in great spirit
    and with zeal.
    Transforming for the better
    Bringing all together
    To prosper and to live
    And work to heal.

  7. Long live the great Commonwealth
    The Head of the great Commonwealth
    Long live Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
    Long live Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
    Long live Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Lyrics written and music composed by
Mr. Leslie Scott, Music Teacher
City Montessori School, Lucknow, INDIA

Tentative Programme

The Commonwealth of Nations

Antigua & Barbuda Australia The Bahamas Bangladesh
Barbados Belize Botswana Brunei Darussalam
Cameroon Canada Cyprus Dominica
The Gambia Ghana Grenada Guyana
India Jamaica Kenya Kiribati
Lesotho Malawi Malaysia Maldives
Malta Mauritius Mozambique Namibia
Nauru New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Rwanda St. Kitts & Nevis St Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Samoa Seychelles Sierra Leone
Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka
Swaziland Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tuvalu
Uganda United Kingdom United Republic of Tanzania Vanuatu
 
Zambia

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