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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.

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Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC)

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.


Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

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.

Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA)

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.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)

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.

Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (CGB)

The CGB promotes interaction among geographers in universities and other institutions in Commonwealth countries by providing information about important activities and supporting participation of geographers at Commonwealth workshops and meetings.