To facilitate business, educational and cultural collaborations between Cheshire and the Commonwealth

The Cheshire Commonwealth Association

The Cheshire Commonwealth Association (CCA) was established under the guidance of the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, to encourage awareness of the Commonwealth throughout Cheshire.  It aims to ensure that the many benefits of business and educational collaborations with the Commonwealth are both nurtured and maximised across the County.

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The Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth is one of the oldest political association of states.  Its roots go back to the British Empire, although the association we know today came into being in 1949.

The modern Commonwealth covers the six regions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific. Thirty-one members are small states, many of which are island nations.

Membership is based on free and equal voluntary co-operation and is made up of 54 countries, and home to 2.4 billion people (approximately 1/3 of the world), working together for prosperity, democracy and peace.

Watch The Queen's Commonwealth Day message 2021

"Stirring examples of courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty have been demonstrated in every Commonwealth nation and territory."

Her Majesty The Queen


Commonwealth Heads of Government to meet in Rwanda


The theme for the June 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), for Commonwealth Day and for the work of the Commonwealth more generally is:

Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.


This theme highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals, like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.

2021 Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

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