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Four organisations join family of accredited Commonwealth bodies

27 July 2020

Four more organisations have joined the family of civil society and professional organisations accredited by the Board of Governors, on behalf of Member States, bringing the total number to 87.

Four new Commonwealth accredited organisations

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a growing network of young changemakers across the Commonwealth has been accredited along with the Towards Zero Foundation, which works towards a world free from road fatalities and injuries by promoting safe and sustainable mobility.

The International Social Service, an international NGO that assists families confronted with complex social problems because of migration is now part of the Commonwealth family. Finally, the Chartered Insurance Institute, a professional body dedicated to building public trust in the insurance and financial planning profession, has also been accredited.

Vibrant family

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said:

“I am delighted to welcome these four organisations to our vibrant family of Commonwealth organisations spanning a range of professions and industries.

“The benefit and enduring strength of the Commonwealth are the product of our shared values and principles, and of the multiple layers and diversity of the networks of connection through which the people and communities of our member countries cooperate.

“Accredited Commonwealth organisations are distinctive examples of how we work together to build a fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable common future for the good of all.”

Accreditation process

The organisations were accredited by the Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors, which is made up of High Commissioners or senior diplomats from all 54 member states.

Accredited organisations are trusted partners of the Commonwealth Secretariat in delivering its mandate in response to the needs of member countries and in accordance with the values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter.

Discover more accredited organisations

Visit the Commonwealth’s organisational directory to find out more about our intergovernmental, civil society and professional organisations.

You can also find out more on the Commonwealth Innovation Hub.