59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in South Africa, 2013

PARLIAMENTARIANS attending the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference and associated meetings recognized the values and aspirations for which the Commonwealth strives to achieve as contained in the Commonwealth Charter. The conference theme ‘Effective Solutions to Commonwealth Developmental Challenges’ was particularly pertinent given the Commonwealth’s commitment to equality and the respect of political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development. The conference, hosted by the Parliament of South Africa from 28 August to 6 September in Johannesburg, was attended by approximately 550 Delegates representing Parliaments and Legislatures from around the Commonwealth. The meeting, chaired by Hon. Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, MP, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces and 2013 President of the CPA, included the Small Branches Conference on 30 and 31 August for Parliamentarians from jurisdictions with populations of up to 500,000 and a Conference for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians on 1 September.

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- Conference Concluding Statement

- Photographs

- Data Papers