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 Commonwealth Association for the Ageing – CommonAge was founded in 2013 in order to promote the interests of older people across the Commonwealth, and to promote the agenda of an all age friendly Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Association for Health And Disability is a Pan Commonwealth NGO supported by the Commonwealth Foundation, London and is in Official Relations with WHO
CAA is a membership organisation for institutes representing architects in Commonwealth countries.
The Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs) provides capacity-building in law reform, especially through training, reviews, conferences and literature.
The Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC)'s object is to promote cooperation in matters of professional interest among people in the Commonwealth engaged in legislative drafting or in training people in legislative drafting.