Home to 2.5 billion people
The Commonwealth is home to one-third of the world's population and includes both advanced economies and developing countries.
56 member countries
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland KC is the 6th Commonwealth Secretary-General.
Over 80 organisations
Countries are supported by a network of civil, cultural, intergovernmental and professional organisations.
56 countries honour common values, purpose and joint action on Commonwealth Day
This week, 56 nations spanning five geographical regions, including some of the largest economies on earth as well as the smallest of islands, celebrated their unity of vision and common commitment to peace and justice in an increasingly polarised world.Read news - 56 countries honour common values, purpose and joint action on Commonwealth Day