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.

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA): COVID-19: Coronavirus Update:
The CPA Headquarters Secretariat is closely monitoring the situation around the world with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please click here for the CPA's statement. CPA staff will be working from home until further notice - however if you have any questions regarding any CPA programmes and activities please email

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. 



  • CPA Virtual Post-Election Seminar: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, 22 & 24 February and 1 March 2021.
  • Virtual CPC workshops: National Action Towards Climate Change: Role of Parliaments and Parliamentarians of the Commonwealth, 23 February 2021.
  • Virtual CPC workshops: Promote and Respect for International Humanitarian Law - Placing Humanity First, 25 February 2021.
  • Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Conference on Prioritising Women’s Representation and Promoting Gender Sensitive Parliaments, virtual/online, 25-26 February 2021.
  • Virtual CPC workshops: Social Media - A Curse or a Blessing?2 March 2021.
  • Virtual CPC workshops: Leading the Way: How the Commonwealth can Empower Persons with Disabilities, 4 March 2021.
  • Commonwealth Day 2021 - Monday 8 March 2021.
  • International Women’s Day - Monday 8 March 2021.
  • Virtual CPC workshops: Youthquakes and Rising Youth Activism in the Commonwealth, 8 March 2021.
  • Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Roundtable: Gender Sensitive Parliaments in the 21st century (Asia Region), virtual/online, 17 March 2021.
  • Mid-Year meeting of the CPA Executive Committee, Gibraltar/online - 23 to 27 March 2021.
  • CPA webinar: COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Impact on Health in the Commonwealth, 15 April 2021.
  • CPA webinar: Lawyers, Parliamentarians and the Rule of Law (held in partnership with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association), 27 April 2021.
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Kigali, Rwanda – also including: Commonwealth Youth Forum; Commonwealth Women’s Forum; Commonwealth People’s Forum; Commonwealth Business Forum, w/c 21 June 2021.
  • World Parliament Day, 30 June 2021.
  • CPA Virtual Conference: The 4th Industrial Revolution, 5-9 July 2021.
  • 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 21-27 August 2021
  • All CPA seminars, workshops and events are subject to last minute changes or cancelations. 
  • Please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat via for details of forthcoming conferences and events. 


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.

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

Commonwealth Day 2021
 Commonwealth Day 2021 will take place on Monday 8 March 2021. Click here to find out about CPA activities and to access resources.

Commonwealth Day
Youth Engagement
 Click here to download the CPA Youth Engagement Pack for activities around Commonwealth Day.

CPA Small Branches Toolkit
 Please click here to download.

CPA Privacy Policy
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