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 54 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.