commonwealth of nations
July 3, 2022
The Commonwealth of Nations, formerly British Commonwealth, commonly known as the Commonwealth, is an international organization at the government level consisting of 56 member states, most of whom are former colonies of the British Empire. The Commonwealth of Nations operates on the basis of consensus of its member states. The Commonwealth is run by the Commonwealth Secretariat and independent bodies. In the mid-20th century, the colonies of the United Kingdom began to gain their own independence. The Commonwealth of Nations was formed with the London Declaration in 1949. The Declaration established a list of member nations. and set member nations to be The organization is "free and equal" with Queen Elizabeth II, the Commonwealth's head of the organization. Her Majesty the Queen He also served as the head of state of 15 Commonwealth member states with the status of The Commonwealth of Nations, the other 36 member states are republics, and five have their own dynasties. Members have no legal obligations between them, only the principles of democracy, human rights, freedom of speech and the rule of law that all Member States have signed in the Commonwealth Charter to uphold.