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 with a third under the age of fifteen.
Emphasising equality, trust and understanding, the countries of the Commonwealth facilitate the advancement of democracy, human rights and sustainable economic and social development within their member countries and beyond.
With a common working language and similar systems of law, public administration and education, the countries of the Commonwealth have built on their shared history to become a vibrant and growing association of states in tune with the modern world.
Further information can be found on the Commonwealth Secretariat's website at www.thecommonwealth.org.