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Commonwealth Day 2022

Today, 14th March, the 54 Members of the Commonwealth celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2022 will centre around the theme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – ‘Delivering a Common Future‘ – which highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve goals like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.

Given that 2022 is Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Year, there will also be a special focus this year on the role ‘service’ plays in the lives of people and communities across the Commonwealth.

There is a special service of celebration for Commonwealth Day being broadcast live from Westminster Abbey on BBC1 from 2pm. (If you are watching from outside of the UK, or if you miss the live broadcast, the service will be available to watch on the BBC’s YouTube channel and BBC iPlayer).

Commonwealth Facts & Figures

The Commonwealth is made up of 54 independent countries working together to pursue common goals that promote development, democracy and peace.

The 54 independent countries include both advanced economies and developing countries

Africa (19 countries)

Asia (8)

Caribbean and Americas (13)

Europe (3)

Pacific (11)

  • 32 small states, usually with a population under 1.5 million
  • 25 small island developing states
  • The Pacific nation of Nauru is the smallest Commonwealth member country with a population of about 10,000
  • India is the most populous member country, with over 1.4 billion people.


  • Combined population of 2.5 billion
  • More than 60 per cent of population aged 29 or under
  • 1 in 3 young peopleaged between 15 and 29 live in Commonwealth countries (about 640 million out of 1.8 billion).

To learn more about the history and work of the Commonwealth please visit:

March 14, 2022

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