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. The situation is constantly changing, however in light of the situation and ongoing uncertainty, CPA staff will be working from home until further notice. If you have any questions regarding any CPA programmes and activities please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat via the usual channels – Telephone 0044 (0)20 7799 1460 | Email

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. 



  • Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD): Regional Champions Meeting - 26 November 2020
  • CPA Virtual Post-Election Seminar: Parliament of Bermuda - 1 to 3 December 2020
  • Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament - 14 to 18 December 2020
  • Commonwealth Day 2021 - Monday 8 March 2021
  • International Women’s Day - Monday 8 March 2021
  • Mid-Year meeting of the CPA Executive Committee, Gibraltar/online - 23 to 27 March 2021
  • 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 21-27 August 2021
  • A number of CPA seminars, workshops and regional conferences in 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. 
  • 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.

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.

Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament
 Click here to find out more about applying for the Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament.

Commonwealth Day 2020
 Commonwealth Day 2020 took place on Monday 9 March 2020. Click here to read about CPA activities on Commonwealth Day.

Commonwealth Day 2020
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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