Achieving Commonwealth objectives will not be easy and will require commitment of all member-states, UK officials say

Empowering the youth; boosting trade between Commonwealth countries; fighting the effects of climate change; and advocating for democracy and good governance are among the priorities of the Commonwealth of Nations, going forward.

However, achieving progress in these areas, will not be an easy feat. That is according to a communique from Scott Furs-se-donn-Wood, the non-resident high commissioner to Dominica, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis, and Lindsy Thompson, the Resident British Commissioner.

They note that all member-states have to be committed to the tasks at hand to ensure the institutions of the Commonwealth can deliver on their mandate.

Both officials pledged to do their utmost to ensure that the objectives are achieved, so that the 2.5 billion people of the Commonwealth can reap the benefits.

The statement notes that these and other pressing issues will be discussed with Commonwealth Foreign Ministers, including Minister for Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade, and Barbuda Affairs, E.P. Chet Greene, this week in London.  

Today, March 13, is being recognised across the 56 member-states as Commonwealth Day, 2023.  The day is officially observed on the second Monday in March each year and was celebrated locally with a secondary school pan orchestra at Government House.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the day was observed with the annual multi-faith gathering in Westminster Abbey. Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams were in attendance.