Chief Anyaoku "was the Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. His career spans 30 years of Commonwealth initiatives and negotiations. He has been actively involved in such thorny issues as the Gibraltar referendum of 1967, the Nigerian civil war of 1967-70, the St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla constitutional crisis of 1969-70, the problems following Commonwealth Games boycotts during the 1980s and the process leading to peace and democracy in Zimbabwe, Namibia and, in particular, South Africa. He was also closely involved in the establishment in New York of a joint office for small Commonwealth countries who are thus enabled to be represented at the United Nations. In early 1997, he organized the first African Commonwealth Heads of Government Roundtable to promote democracy and good governance on the continent." 
- Vice President, Royal Commonwealth Society 
- Director, South Centre 
- Honorary Member, Club of Rome 
- International Advisory Board, Democracy Coalition Project
- WWF International: Trustees
- Advisory council, FIRST Magazine 
Resources and articles
- Our People in History, Umu Igbo Unite, accessed October 4, 2007.
- Royal Commonwealth Society Governance, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.
- Board Members, South Centre, accessed June 14, 2008.
- Club of Rome Honorary Members, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.
- FIRST Magazine Senior Advisors, organizational web page, accessed February 29, 2016.