Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by the 54 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March, as the Commonwealth comes together to renew our friendship, learn from our differences and celebrate our successes.
This year the theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Day celebrations is ‘delivering a common future: connecting, innovating, transforming.’
The day will be marked across the globe by a range of celebrations including a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London attended by Her Majesty The Queen.
The aim of commemorating Commonwealth Day is to promote understanding of global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth of Nations to improve the lives of its citizens.
2020 marks the 71st anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth as it is configured today, with old ties and new links enabling co-operation towards social, political and economic development, which is both inclusive and sustainable. This embodies the 2020 theme of ‘delivering a common future’.
The 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.
The countries and people of the Commonwealth tackle climate change and its impacts. Work to find sustainable ways of using the natural resources of our planet, its land and ocean, so that our environment is protected.