News from the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference #64CPC2019


Presentations conclude 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
At the conclusion of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda, the CPA Chairperson Hon. Emilia Lifaka, MP, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon presented the CPA President (2018-2019), Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda with a commemorative silver salver to thank the CPA Uganda Branch and Parliament of Uganda for their hosting of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference from 22 to 29 September 2019.  

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National Assembly of The Gambia re-joins Commonwealth Parliamentary Association membership at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
It is announced that the National Assembly of The Gambia has rejoined the membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The 64th CPA General Assembly, meeting in Kampala, Uganda at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, approved the application from the National Assembly of The Gambia to reconstitute the Gambia Branch of the CPA following their application to re-join.  

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New CPA Treasurer and Vice-Chairperson confirmed at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
The new CPA Treasurer and CPA Vice-Chairperson were confirmed by Members at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda.  

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55th General Meeting of The Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments takes place at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
The 55th Meeting of the Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) took place in the margins of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting brings together Parliamentary Clerks and parliamentary staff from Commonwealth Parliaments to discuss the latest legislative practices and to share best practice.  

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Role of Commonwealth Parliamentarians in maintaining security and stability in Eastern Africa is highlighted at second CPA Africa Region Lecture at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
The role of Commonwealth Parliamentarians in maintaining security and stability in society in Eastern Africa has been highlighted at the second CPA Africa Region Commonwealth Lecture which took place at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda. Hon. Dr Crispus Kiyonga highlighted the significant role that Commonwealth Parliamentarians can play in facing the challenges of terrorism with a CPA Lecture titled: ‘Maintaining Stability, Evolution, Dynamics and Challenges of Terrorism in Eastern Africa.  

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President of Uganda urges Commonwealth Parliamentarians to uphold parliamentary democracy at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
The President of the Republic of Uganda and Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni has urged Commonwealth Parliamentarians to uphold democratic principles and the values of the Commonwealth as he opened the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (64th CPC) for over 500 delegates in Kampala, Uganda. The President of Uganda spoke of the Commonwealth having great potential through its common language and opportunities for cooperation on trade, culture and governance. The President of Uganda said that one of the Commonwealth’s greatest achievements are its democratic institutions and that the huge population of the Commonwealth – 2.4 billion people – offers great opportunities to work together on trade, peace and democracy.  

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CPA launches new handbook with British Red Cross on International Humanitarian Law for Commonwealth Parliamentarians and Parliaments
The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Small Branches has launched a new online digital resource, the Handbook on International Humanitarian Law for Commonwealth Parliamentarians to complement the CPA’s parliamentary strengthening work and to enhance the performance of Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth. The CPA Small Branches Chairperson, Hon. Angelo Farrugia, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Malta launched the new publication in the margins of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), held in Kampala and hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda.  

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CPA Executive Committee address key governance issues for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association ahead of 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have met ahead of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The CPA Executive Committee represents the nine regions of the CPA - Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Canada; Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic; India; Pacific; South East Asia. The Executive Committee is chaired by Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, MP, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon.  

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Newly elected Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson pledges to increase women’s representation and political participation in Parliaments
The newly elected Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), Hon. Shandana Gulzar Khan, MNA of the National Assembly of Pakistan has pledged to renew the effort to increase women’s representation and political participation in Parliaments across the Commonwealth. The new Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians was elected for a three-year term at the CWP Business Meeting held at the sixth triennial conference of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), that took place in Kampala, Uganda as part of the wider 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.  

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians discuss new ways to increase women’s representation in Parliament at CWP triennial conference in Uganda and mark 30th anniversary of the network
Women Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth have gathered in Kampala, Uganda for the triennial conference of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), held ahead of the wider 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The theme of the sixth Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference was ‘CWP at 30 years: Achievements and Unfinished Business – Looking forward to the next 30 years’ in recognition of the CWP’s 30th anniversary in 2019.  

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Newly elected CPA Small Branches Chairperson speaks of the pressing need of small Legislatures within the Commonwealth to come together to address common difficulties and strengths and share experiences of their Parliaments
The newly elected Chairperson of the CPA Small Branches, Hon Niki Rattle, Speaker of the Parliament of the Cook Islands pledged that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) would have a strengthened and renewed focus on assisting Small Branches and their Parliaments and Legislatures.  

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians from CPA Small Branches focus on the unique challenges affecting the smallest Legislatures across the Commonwealth at 37th annual CPA Small Branches Conference in Uganda
With the increased logistical, financial and infrastructure demands facing small jurisdictions in the Commonwealth, Parliamentarians meet to examine the unique challenges they face. The 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Small Branches Conference has been held in Kampala, Uganda with Members of Parliaments and Legislatures from CPA Small Branches attending the conference. The conference discussed strategies to meet the unique developmental needs of the CPA’s smallest Legislatures through key thematic seminars and development activities that will build parliamentary capacity for CPA Small Branches and create greater opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, parliamentary strengthening and cooperation across the network.  

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians to address global issues and the evolution of parliamentary democracy at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
One of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians will take place this week at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda. The annual flagship event will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity. The CPC offers the prospect of the coming together of the CPA’s global membership to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.  

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Uganda supplement to The Parliamentarian published ahead of 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
Ahead of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda, the CPA is delighted to publish the Uganda supplement to The Parliamentarian. The Uganda supplement features articles by Members of Parliament in Uganda who examine many different areas of the political and cultural life of Uganda.  

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Preparations continue for 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda
Preparations are well underway for one of largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda in September 2019. The annual flagship event will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity. The CPC offers the prospect of the coming together of the CPA’s global membership to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.  

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Parliament of Uganda and CPA Uganda Branch to host annual gathering of Commonwealth Parliamentarians at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
One of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians will take place in September 2019 at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Uganda Branch and the Parliament of Uganda. The annual flagship event will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity. The CPC offers the prospect of the coming together of the CPA’s global membership to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.  

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