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Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day 2023

Posted on : 13 Mar 2023

Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day 2023
Caerphilly County Borough Council are proudly flying the flag outside the council Headquarters, Penallta House for Commonwealth Day today (13 March).
The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 is ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future’. The theme combines the active commitment of member states to support the promotion of peace, prosperity and sustainability, especially through climate action, so as to secure a better future for our young people and improve the lives of all Commonwealth citizens.
Commonwealth Day 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter, which was signed by Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 11 March 2013.

The council takes part in the global celebration every year joining all 52 countries of the Commonwealth proudly flying the flag as a sign of unity.
By flying the flag we are demonstrating our commitment to;
“Joining together as members of one worldwide Commonwealth community, and valuing the personal dignity and worth of every citizen, we raise this flag as a symbol of the ties of kinship and affinity that we cherish. We draw inspiration from our diversity, and the opportunities for working together, as a rich source of wisdom and a powerful influence for good in the world. We affirm our commitment to upholding the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, to serving one another in a spirit of respect and understanding, and to advancing development, democracy and cooperation locally, nationally and internationally.”

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