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An informal forum of Commonwealth Organisations convened in 2016, well in advance of the April 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.  Now the Independent Forum of Commonwealth Organisations (IFCO), 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. The proposals put forward in March 2018 address issues of Fairness, Prosperity, Security, Sustainability, and Partnerships in the Commonwealth and are linked to the IFCO Intranet page.


As colleagues in the Independent Forum of Commonwealth Organizations,

we join many others in Commonwealth Accredited Organizations to send

heartfelt condolences to King Charles III and all members of the Royal Family

on the passing of the late Queen. We mourn the loss of the remarkable

leadership the late Queen showed as Head of the Commonwealth and her

steadfast commitment to the values that peoples of the Commonwealth share.

We welcome the commitment King Charles has made to sustaining the influence

the Commonwealth exerts as a force for good in the world and look forward

to contributing to that work.


Kigali CHOGM, 2022

AO Submission to the Committee of the Whole


London CHOGM, 2018 (see IFCO Intranet Page)


Commonwealth High Level Group

Review of Governance Arrangements and the Commonwealth Secretariat


Campaign Against the Closure of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Role and Significance of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies:


​Talking Humanities Blog, School of Advanced Study, University of London

  • "The Commonwealth Isn't Tinkerbell," (May 15, 2018) (with access to a YouTube video of a British Library debate about the Commonwealth and a list of other blog posts marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London).

Commonwealth Perspectives:


Member Countries of the Commonwealth