The 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), Colombo, Sri Lanka


Ensuring a Relevant Commonwealth for the Future

Opening Plenary

Addresses by CPA Secretary-General and the Commonwealth Secretary-General.


A. Empowering Future Generations through Access to Health and Education and Vocational Training.  (Host Branch topic)

B. Should the Commonwealth Establish a Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Human Rights?

C. The Politics of Constitution-Making, the Role of Parliaments in Relation to the People.

D. Ensuring Adequate Parliamentary Scrutiny of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. (Small Branches Topic)

E. The Role of Parliamentarians in Conflict Resolution and Peace- Building.

F. Engaging Political Parties to Improve Gender-responsive Governance.  (Gender-Related Topic)

G. Terrorism – The Threat to Democracy, Peace and Security.

H. Tackling Youth Unemployment.

Final Plenary

The Role of Social Media in Modern-day Politics

The 32nd Small Branches Conference

1st Plenary Session

Ensuring Adequate Parliamentary Scrutiny of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

2nd Plenary Session

The Impact of the Informal Economy on Economic Diversification in Small States

3rd Plenary Session

Strategies to Increase Women’s Representation in Parliaments in Small States

4th Plenary Session

Measuring Progress and Well-being Beyond GDP in Small States