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 Royal Commonwealth Society, founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.
Founded in 1891, the Royal Life Saving Society is the Commonwealth drowning prevention organisation. Drowning is one of the biggest causes of preventable death worldwide.
The Towards Zero Foundation is a UK registered charity working internationally for a world free from road fatalities and life changing serious injuries by promoting safe and sustainable mobility.
Transparency International is the global movement against corruption. With more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we work with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption.