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.
Sound Seekers (The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf) delivers practical solutions to support people with hearing loss realise their rights by enabling access to healthcare and education, in some of the poorest communities in the developing world.
Membership is drawn from former staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation, Commonwealth of Learning and salaried staff from Commonwealth organisations and associations which are accredited.
Founded in 2013, The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) was established to catalyse the meaningful change needed to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. The network provides a sustainable platform for LGBTI activists and civil society organisations across the Commonwealth to share expertise, gather evidence, carry out joint advocacy and participate in Commonwealth policy processes.
Commonwealth Resounds promotes music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events worldwide with a particular focus on young people and the developing world.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global non-formal education framework which operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire 14-24 year olds to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world.