Among the youngest artists taking part in yesterday’s Commonwealth Day celebrations in London were 400 members of the Commonwealth Children’s Choir, accompanied by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. They were performing a brand new song which will welcome the Commonwealth heads of government when they attend next month’s key meeting in London.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland commends President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga for the talks they undertook in Nairobi on Friday.
Hundreds of mangroves were planted in Mauritius last week as part of a Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and Air Mauritius partnership aimed at expanding the Pointe d’Esny wetland site of mangroves.
Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by the senior members of the Royal Family, attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, took part in a ceremony at London’s Memorial Gates this morning to honour the five million men and women from Commonwealth nations who served with the armed forces during the first and second world wars.
Students aged 7 to 14 today made their voices heard by joining a virtual school assembly, designed to promote their understanding of the Commonwealth and to help them develop their public speaking skills.
From Samoa to Canada, fifty-three countries unite under one flag today to commemorate Commonwealth Day under the 2018 theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’.
"We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding..."
Never before in the history of our family of nations has there been such a remarkable season of gatherings as that heralded by Commonwealth Day 2018.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth’s Gender Section hosted an event at Marlborough House entitled ‘Progress for Women and the Vote in the Commonwealth’.