Commonwealth Future was invited to celebrate the 70 year anniversary of the modern Commonwealth at the Commonwealth Day service in London in March.

The service held in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and senior Members of The Royal Family, High Commissioners, Commonwealth dignitaries and invited guests championed the idea of the Connected Commonwealth with representatives from the Commonwealth’s 53 nation states.

Dr Zimar Sivardeen and Michael McKay, Executive Committee Members of the Commonwealth Future, were able to attend the event which brought together speakers and performers including the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, leading musicians, environmentalists and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The event championed the role of young people who will shape the future of the Commonwealth and raised important messages in the vital role of sustainability and interconnectedness between Commonwealth nations and citizens.

Prior to the event Dr Sivardeen was also invited to attend a raising of the Commonwealth Flag at the Guildhall of the Royal Borough of Kingston amongst distinguished guests.

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