The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 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.
The Foundation is the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society and support for people’s participation in democracy and development
Independent Forum of Commonwealth Organisations
IFCO brings together representatives of accredited Commonwealth Organisations to develop and sustain partnerships for activities and agree common policy positions. IFCO member organisations develop policy ideas for consideration at the Heads of Government Meeting and for prospective endorsement in the Communique issued when the Meeting ends.
Commonwealth Health Professions and Partners Alliance
Alliance member organisations consider that by working together they can more efficiently and effectively represent and support health and social service professionals in Commonwealth countries and promote high standards of care and equity in access to care for Commonwealth peoples.
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
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.
Since 2014, It’s a Penalty has been working to disrupt the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world: human trafficking and exploitation.
The International Association Of Schools Of Social Work (IASSW)
IASSW/AIETS is the worldwide association of schools of social work, other tertiary-level social work educational programmes, and social work educators. 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.