Commonwealth Day 2014 Presentation. Welcome to a special presentation for students to understand more about the Commonwealth of Nations Commonwealth Day Monday 10 March 2014. The Commonwealth. Established in 1949 by the London Declaration Voluntary organisation made up of sovereign states
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Welcome to a special presentation for students to understand more about the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth Day Monday 10 March 2014
Established in 1949 by the London Declaration
Voluntary organisation made up of sovereign states
Committed to development, cooperation and democratic development of nations
Managed by the Commonwealth Secretariat (political) and Commonwealth Foundation (funding) with Head Office in London
Commonwealth Secretariat established since 1965
The Queen is the ceremonial head of the Commonwealth
Day to day operations managed by a General Secretary with the support of 267 staff across the globe
Second largest international grouping of nations after the United Nations.
There are 53 nations in the Commonwealth
Nearly 2 billion people live in the Commonwealth
Over 50% of the Commonwealth is under 25 years of age
Every two years the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet to discuss issues (CHOGM)
Last meeting in Australia was held in Perth, October 2011
Chairman rotated between hosts of CHOGM
These meetings provide a unique forum for consultation at the highest level of government.
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Commonwealth Mace is carried during the service
Each year a theme is set for Commonwealth Day.
The theme for 2014 is:
‘ ‘Team Commonwealth’
The theme reflects the spirit of friendship and the drive towards achieving shared goals and values that exist between the Commonwealth’s member countries. Team spirit brings the enormous strength of solidarity, unity and of collective striving for greater achievement.
Share your ideas and stories on the Commonwealth theme
More information and resources are available from www.commonwealththeme.org
Special Guest Speaker for 2014
Mr David Murray AO
Former CEO Commonwealth Bank and Future Fund Chairman.
David has an outstanding career in the business financial sector transforming the Commonwealth Bank from a partly privatised bank to a $49 billion integrated financial services company are amongst some of his many achievements.
Australia Youth Trust
The Australia Youth Trust is a company limited by guarantee established to provide the following:
Tom Harvey Award for Citizenship
‘that the Commonwealth Games should include Cricket’
Photography by Ian Bird Photography