The Association acts as an advocate for those who share the values of the Commonwealth Charter by signposting and creating opportunities for development, working collectively towards building a sustainable future for the Commonwealth.
Liverpool and the City Region have a diverse population, where 60 languages are thought to be spoken by its residents who have an ethnic background from over 100 countries.
Of particular importance to the Association is the promotion of a sense of belonging amongst the region’s Commonwealth diaspora communities thus empowering its people to contribute effectively to the region’s economic and social agenda. This will also enable stronger links between the region’s Commonwealth diaspora communities and the Commonwealth of Nations, leading to a particular focus on increasing two-way trade, cultural and educational links and any other links designed to enhance the role of the Commonwealth in the strategic plan of the entire Liverpool City Region. The Association also has the wider aim of having Liverpool declared the UK’s first official Commonwealth City and thus promoting the City Region as a Commonwealth Region.