This directory lists all organisations accredited and associated with the Commonwealth.
Accreditation to the Commonwealth is carried out by the Accreditation Committee, which is formed of a subset of member governments. Accreditation provides formal recognition and demonstrates that the organisation is committed to the Values and Principles of the Commonwealth, as outlined in the Commonwealth Charter. It entails adherence to a set of rights and responsibilities in representing the Commonwealth name and brand.
The CEC links professional engineering institutions of the Commonwealth to foster cooperation and exchange of information, support the development of indigenous engineering institutions, and foster the education, training and professional development of engineers.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation with a remit from Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote trade, investment and the role of the private sector across the 53 member countries.
The Commonwealth Fashion Council (CFC) is a not for profit organisation uniting over 20 national fashion councils and weeks from across the Commonwealth Fashion Industries (CFI’s). We deliver programmes in collaboration with our council members. Programmes focus on adding value to fashion industries through advocating development, education, trade, youth and gender empowerment.
The mission of the CFA is to promote good management, use and conservation of forests and forest lands. Its vision is to promote the wellbeing of the world’s forests and those who benefit from them. Membership is open to nationals of all countries, not just Commonwealth countries.
First held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada, today the Commonwealth Games is the world’s second largest multi-sports event, and the fourth most watched global broadcast sports event. Featuring athletes from 71 nations and territories, the Commonwealth Games has provided some of the most memorable moments in world sport; from England’s Roger Bannister and Australia’s John Landy duelling it out over the ‘Miracle Mile’ at the 1954 Vancouver Games, to Northern Irish boxer Barry McGuigan winning the Gold at the 1978 Edmonton games – instantly becoming a figure of unity to a then divided nation.