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Our organisations

The Commonwealth is often described as a 'family' of nations and peoples. This is most apparent in the network of more than 80 societies, institutions, associations, organisations and charities that work towards improving people's lives.

At the heart of this family are three intergovernmental organisations: the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth of Learning.

A wide variety of civil society and professional organisations working in specialist areas from education to urban planning are accredited to the Commonwealth.

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Youth networks

In addition, a number of youth networks have been established with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat.