About Us

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) 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 high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 53 member nations. The Society’s unique position within the Commonwealth family allows it to play a pivotal role in convening and connecting the Commonwealth’s political and diplomatic representatives, as well as industry, civil society, academic and business leaders, on a wide range of issues. Founded in 1868, the RCS is non-partisan, independent of governments and relies on public generosity to achieve its mission.

Our Vision 

We want to improve the lives and prospects of all Commonwealth citizens. 

Our Mission 

We will take a leading role in achieving a fairer world for Commonwealth citizens by connecting, convening and equipping people to advance the values of the Commonwealth. 

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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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