Peace-building will be the Commonwealth’s theme for 2017, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced today.
The theme informs events to mark Commonwealth Day, which is celebrated on the second Monday in March, and helps to guide activities by Commonwealth organisations throughout the year.
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.”
In 2017, Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on 13 March. Individuals and groups are encouraged to draw inspiration from and interpret the theme in their own ways, for example by organising a community debate or art competition.
At CPAUG@10 We shall be hosting a commonwealth debate focusing on the youth and peace-building on 13th March 2017 in Kampala.
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