Commonwealth Day 2016 will be celebrated on March 14, to promote diversity, knowledge of global issues & co-operation
Celebrated every year on the second Monday in March, Commonwealth Day 2016 will be celebrated on March 14th, under the theme, “An Inclusive Commonwealth” which celebrates the diversity of the Commonwealth's 53 member countries, and its people.
Commonwealth Day provides opportunities to promote understanding of global issues, promote international co-operation, and the work of Commonwealth organisations, geared to improve the lives of citizens.
According to Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, “An Inclusive Commonwealth refers to the values of tolerance, respect and understanding, equity & fairness, as set out in the Commonwealth Charter, and the richness of the Commonwealth as a family of nations, in which each member state is valued equally, and has an equal voice.”
The day will be marked across the Commonwealth including Dominica, by a range of activities, including the Commonwealth Day Service on Monday 14th March at Westminster Abbey in London, followed by a reception attended by The Queen and representatives of the 53 member countries, at the Commonwealth Secretariat's headquarters.
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