Nearly six months before Commonwealth Day 2017, a theme of Peace-Building for the year 2017 has already been decided.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced the theme at a recent address saying ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ is a natural follow-on from this year’s theme of ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and reaffirms the Commonwealth Charter principle that “international peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development and the rule of law are essential to the progress and prosperity of all.”
Commonly celebrated annually on the second Monday during the month of March, Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on 13 March 2017. The event is marked officially in schools with special programmes and assemblies such as flag-raising ceremonies.
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