The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. The members work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment.
It is a Commonwealth’s agency for civil society and support people’s participation in democracy and development
It brings together representatives of Commonwealth Organisations to develop policy ideas for consideration at the Heads of Government Meeting, and for prospective endorsement in the Communique issued when the Meeting ends.
It consider that by working together they can more efficiently and effectively represent and support health professionals in Commonwealth countries and promote high standards of care and equity in access to care for Commonwealth peoples.
It is the global body for the Social work profession. The Federation and its national members strive for social justice, human rights and inclusive, sustainable social development through the promotion of social work best practice and engagement in international cooperation.
It is the worldwide association of schools of social work, other tertiary-level social work educational programmes, and social work educators. The IASSW promotes the development of social work education throughout the world, develops standards to enhance the quality of social work education, encourages international exchange, provides forums for sharing social work research and scholarship, and promotes human rights and social development through policy and advocacy activities.