62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 11-17 December 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is the annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference took place from 11-17 December 2016 (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in London, United Kingdom, hosted the CPA Headquarters Secretariat. This followed a decision by the CPA International Executive Committee made on 10 October 2016.

The main conference theme for 2016 was: Collaborative Commonwealth: Unity, Diversity and Common Challenges.

To view video highlights of the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference opening ceremony please click below:

Workshops and debates were held during the conference on a wide range of topics including the role of the Commonwealth in fostering freedom of religion or belief; ending violence against women and girls; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Climate Change; radicalisation of young people.
To read the Conference Concluding Statement containing the outcomes and recommendations from the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference please click here.

During the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there were a number of additional conferences and meetings including:
CPA Executive Committee (12 and 13 December 2016).
• CPA General Assembly (16 December 2016).
• 35th Small Branches Conferenceincluding the Election of the Chairperson of the Small Branches (13 December 2016).
5th Triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conferenceincluding the Election of the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians* (CWP Steering Committee 13 December 2016; main CWP Conference 14 December (pm) and 15 December (am) 2016).
Society of Clerks-at-the-Table (SOCATT) Meetings (14 and 15 December 2016).

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Images from the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference #2016CPC are now available for all CPA Branches, delegates and participants - please click here.
The group photograph of all delegates taken at the opening ceremony is available at same link. If you are downloading images for use then please credit images used as ‘copyright Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’ where possible. If you require a higher resolution image for printing or other use then please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat. Images credit: Nina Hollington Photography and CPA Headquarters Secretariat.

Videos of the events at the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference are available on the CPA Headquarters Secretariat You Tube Channel - please click here.

CPA Headquarters Secretariat:
Email hq.sec@cpqhq.org  
CPA switchboard: +44 (0)20 7799 1460

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat
CPA Secretariat, Westminster House, Suite 700, 7 Millbank
London SW1P 3JA, United Kingdom 

Updated 09.12.2016