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.
CASLE helps to form and develop professional bodies in its field and set standards for all specialisms in surveying, including: land and marine surveying, quantity surveying, estate management and land economy.
The Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) is an Associated Organisation of the Commonwealth. CATA was established in 1978 by a decision of the Commonwealth Finance Ministers.
Since 1954, the Commonwealth Boxing Council has been responsible for the regulation and sanction of Commonwealth Championships in professional boxing.
CBC strives to provide a bridge between the private sector and governments, between emerging markets and developed markets and between small businesses and international private sector.