The Commonwealth Youth Council hosted the 2017 Commonwealth Theme & Logo Launch held at the Royal Commonwealth Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was attended by Mr. Paul Galae (Honorary Consul of Malta to Malaysia), Her Excellency Dr. ‘Mabaputhi Moorosi (High Commissioner of Lesotho to Malaysia), Dr. Henry Savarimuthu (Honorary Consul of Vanuatu to Malaysia), His Excellency Victor Samuel Ngele (High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to Malaysia) and representatives from other High Commissions and Honorary Consuls to Malaysia.
Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth announced that “A Peace-building Commonwealth” will be the 2017 Commonwealth theme.
“The concept of the Commonwealth Nations has proven to be an efficient engine to continually to bring peace and harmony between a third of the world’s population, having different culture, religion and many other different attributes” said Mr. Paul Galae, Honorary Consul of Malta to Malaysia, during his Keynote Address.
In a time of growing uncertainty, there is a need for Commonwealth family to rely in one another for support and strength which lies in the richness of its diversity.
The Commonwealth has chosen the theme “A Peace-building Commonwealth” for the year of 2017, in line with last year’s theme “An Inclusive Commonwealth”, further reassuring its commitment to an ‘international peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development and the rule of law are essential to the progress and prosperity of all’, as stated in the Commonwealth Charter principle.
The theme informs events to mark Commonwealth Day (13th March 2017) and aids the activities by Commonwealth organisations throughout the year.
The Commonwealth Youth Council represents the voice of more than 1.2 billion youths in the Commonwealth. We are committed to advancing the youth development agenda and co-ordination of activities and policies of the Commonwealth in the field of youth.
The Commonwealth Youth Council will be partnering with the Royal Commonwealth Society for Commonwealth Day (13th March 2017) celebrations.
Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.