Theme and topics for the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

65th CPC Conference Theme: Inclusive, Accessible, Accountable and Strong Parliaments: the Cornerstone of Democracy and Essential for Development  

Workshop A: (Host Topic – To be confirmed) 

Workshop B: Gender (Innovations in Parliament TED-Style Talk) Promoting women’s meaningful participation in the legislative process through social media 

Workshop C: (Mentoring Session) - Parliamentary responses to countering terrorism and violent extremism 

Workshop D: (Youth Roundtable) - Dissuading Youth Radicalisation: A Commonwealth Approach 

Workshop E: Small Branches - (Talkshow) Relationships between state and sub-state parliaments in the Commonwealth 

• Workshop F: Disabilities - (Mentoring Session) Political inclusion: People with disabilities - sidelined or mainstreamed? 

Workshop G: (Workshop) - Representation and diversity in democracy 

Workshop H: (Talkshow) CHOGMs: How can CPA help hold Governments to communiqué commitments? 

It should be noted that the theme for 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is: Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming

Theme and topics for the 38th CPA Small Branches Conference

Conference Theme: Resilience and Preparedness of Small Branches 

 Workshop A: Joint CWP and Small Branches Session (Innovations in Parliament - TED-Style Talk) Promoting gender equality within and beyond Parliaments 

 Workshop B: (Talkshow) Building Sustainable Economies in Small Branches 

 Workshop C: (Mentoring Session) Financial Scrutiny and Oversight: How can Small Parliaments ensure effective accountability? 

 Workshop D: (Talkshow) Wellbeing Indicators for Small Branches

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Updated 7 January 2021/CPAHQ

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