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This directory lists all the Commonwealth's accredited and associated organisations.


Accreditation is a formal recognition by the Commonwealth that an organisation:

  • meets the eligibility criteria
  • is committed to the values and principles of the Commonwealth, as written in the Commonwealth Charter

An accredited organisation:

  • has rights to and responsibilities when using the Commonwealth name and brand
  • becomes a member of the Commonwealth Association

Accreditation to the Commonwealth is carried out by the Accreditation Committee, which is formed of a subset of member governments.


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African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) is independent, non-profit regional human rights NGO based in Banjul, The Gambia.


Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS)

An association of academics, practitioners and writers, ACLALS assists and promotes the study and research of Commonwealth literature and languages.


Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Record Managers

The Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers (ACARM) was founded in 1984 to provide a link for archival institutions, archivists and records managers across the Commonwealth.


Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.

Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogue

The Association of Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue is an international network of leaders in Business, Labour, Government, and Civil Society who are passionate about developing the capability of future leaders in communities and countries across the Commonwealth.