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The Commonwealth

The Club of the 21st Century

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 nations covering 2.3 billion people on 5 continents and representing 20% of the World’s Economy.

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The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 nations covering 2.3 billion people on 5 continents. The Head of the Commonwealth is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Labeled by the BBC News World as ‘The Club of the 21st Century’, the Commonwealth acts as a family, with a common history, and common culture and common vision, striving to lift their people, the economy, health and welfare, and the environment.

34 Commonwealth countries have diplomatic representation to Finland, 7 have full embassies (India, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, Namibia and Cyprus).

The Commonwealth makes up a quarter of the membership in the United Nations; at the moment has three Members on the UN Security Council (Malaysia, New Zealand, UK); has a strong representation in the Caribbean Community; has three Members in the European Union (Cyprus, Malta, UK); has two Members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Malaysia, Singapore) and five countries represented in the G20 (Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, UK).

B3CF is the first Finnish full member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE), since 2008, and play an active part in networking our enterprises Europe wide, especially in the Nordic-Baltic Region.
52

MEMBER
STATES

2.3

BILLION
PEOPLE

60%

UNDER 30 
YEARS-OLD

$13

TRILLION GDP 
BY 2017

Major Commonwealth Business Events

Commonwealth Business Forum

The Forum is the major business event in the Commonwealth calendar, bringing together Heads of Government, Ministers and top business leaders from around the world.