The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) exists to develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and to implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth.

Latest Activities

CPA Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures 

Find out about the CPA's framework for excellence in Parliaments.


CPA Masterclasses - online video briefings available

Find out about the wide range of topics covered.


CPA's 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures

Click here to find details of the CPA's membership and individual CPA Branches. 



  • International Women's Day, Sunday 8 March 2020
  • Commonwealth Day, Monday 9 March 2020 
  • Mid-Year meeting of the CPA Executive Committee, Assam, India, 24 to 28 April 2020
  • 49th CPA British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Conference, Valletta, Malta, 27 to 30 May 2020
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Kigali, Rwanda, 22 to 27 June 2020
  • 45th CPA Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic Regional Conference, Turks and Caicos, 10 to 18 July 2020
  • 58th CPA Canadian Regional Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18 to 24 July 2020
  • 51st CPA Africa Regional Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, 20 to 26 July 2020
  • 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 12 to 18 January 2021
  • Please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat via for details of forthcoming conferences and events. 

To see all our current programmes, please click here


The Parliamentarian


The Parliamentarian is the quarterly journal of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments. Click here to find out more.

CPA Annual Report
To read the latest CPA Annual Report please click here.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) promotes the representation of women in parliaments and works towards the mainstreaming of gender in all legislation and across society. The CWP has a wide range of activities across Commonwealth Parliaments and works with different organisations. Click here to find out more.

Job Vacancies at the CPA

For the latest job vacancies at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters SecretariatClick here to find out more.

64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
Find out about the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference which took place in Uganda from 22 to 29 September 2019. Please click here.

CPA News
To read about the latest CPA news and activities please click here.

Commonwealth Day 2020
Youth Engagement
 Commonwealth Day 2020 will take place on Monday 9 March 2020. Click here to download the CPA Youth Engagement Pack for activities on Commonwealth Day.

CPA Small Branches Toolkit
 Please click here to download.

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CPA Privacy Policy
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