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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A week to Celebrate the Commonwealth

Monday the 11th of March was a wet, snowy, windy and exceptionally cold day in London (even by British standards)!

It was nevertheless, a day that made many hearts warm! It was not just a day set aside to commemorate men and women from around the Commonwealth who fought alongside Britain during the 1st and 2nd World war but also to celebrate all things Commonwealth.

The theme for the Commonwealth this year is 'Opportunity through Enterprise'. Through a mix of world music, dance and personal testimonies, the event celebrated economic innovation throughout the Commonwealth and our shared commitment towards youth, social and sustainable enterprise.

The Commonwealth Charter which 'recognises that gender equality and women's empowerment are essential components of human development and basic human rights', was signed by the 54 member countries; a triumphant closure to an amazing day!

Activities continue throughout this week at various venues to celebrate our shared heritage and common goals.

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