The Commonwealth is often described as a 'family' of nations and peoples.
At the heart of this family are 3 intergovernmental organisations:
The Commonwealth is supported by a network of more than 80 accredited organisations working in specialist areas from education to urban planning.
This directory lists all the Commonwealth's accredited and associated organisations. Find out more about becoming an accredited organisation.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global non-formal education framework which operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire 14-24 year olds to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world.
Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) is an Australian-based specialist professional body in the areas of management accounting and business analysis. Its objectives are to provide a professional organisation for management accountants and business analysts, and to encourage, disseminate and promote the specialisations in Australian organisations.
The Ramphal Institute’s mission is to advance knowledge and education in the Commonwealth in social, economic, governance and environmental policy areas for the benefit of both the public and policy makers.
Founded in 1910, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs has a dual function. First, it is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published six times a year.
The Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) is a confederation of over fifty leading national and regional Agricultural Show Societies, Agricultural Associations and Research Bodies working in twenty Commonwealth countries.