Commonwealth Day 2023
celebrated in the Aula Consiliare of Palazzo Valentini
together with Expo 2030 Roma & Rome International
Commonwealth embassies and consulates
CCR committee, members & friends
This year is a particularly important year for the Commonwealth with His Majesty The King Charles III taking the reins and continuing the work of his late mother Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.
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.
Thanks to the EXPO 2030 Roma Bid Team, our event will be held in the prestigious “Aula Consiliare” which normally hosts the institutional meetings of the Metropolitan City of Rome. In fact, Ambassador Cardi Head of Electoral Campaign for Expo 2030 Roma will welcome us and tell us a little about the theme of the expo, “People and Territories, Together: Urban Regeneration, Inclusion and Innovation.” A theme which reminds us of many of the core values and principles of our Commonwealth Charter. Considering the importance being given by all levels of Government in Italy to its candidature of EXPO 2030, we are sure we will all hear some interesting points to reflect on.
Next UK Ambassador Lord Ed Llewellyn will read His Majesty King Charles III Commonwealth Day message.
Our guest speaker will be Ambassador Frazier, until yesterday President of the UN Security Council, permanent representative for Malta and former Maltese Ambassador to Italy. She will join us via video link from New York and share with us her fresh experience as a permanent representative of a Commonwealth country presiding the UN Security Council.
Then some comments by Canada Ambassador Elissa Goldberg & Mozambique Ambassador Santos Alvaro.
Before ending our speakers have kindly consented to answering some questions regarding the matters raised in their presentations.
Malta takes over Security Council presidency