The Commonwealth


The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 sovereign states, which work together to achieve international goals. Spread over every continent and ocean, the Commonwealth's 2.3 billion people make up 32% of the world’s population and encompass a vast number of races, religions, languages and cultures, and some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.

The Commonwealth values of development, democracy and diversity along with a common working language and compatible systems of governance and law provide fertile ground for our activities.

Further information on the Commonwealth can be found on the Commonwealth Secretariat's website at .

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