About Us

A history in common, a future in progress

The Royal Commonwealth Society, founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.

Through youth empowerment, education and advocacy, The Royal Commonwealth Society promotes the value and the values of the modern Commonwealth. We champion human rights, democracy and sustainable development through our international networks and across the 52 member states which are intrinsically linked through their common history and shared values.

Read or download our 2018 'About Us' leaflet.

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Developing dialogue

Developing dialogue and strategies to engage organisations and business

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Advocating positive social change

Advocating positive social change across Commonwealth member states. Learn more.

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Empowering young people

Empowering young people and providing a pan-Commonwealth framework for youth leadership. Discover more.

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Celebrating shared values

Celebrating and building on the shared values and aspirations that continue to unite citizens across the Commonwealth. Find out more.

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