61st CPA General Assembly and Executive Committee Meetings take place in London, United Kingdom

The 61st General Assembly and Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has been held from 30 September to 6 October 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The CPA Chairperson, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh chaired the CPA Executive Committee meetings in London with the Executive Committee Members representing the nine regions of the CPA - Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands & Mediterranean, Canada, Caribbean, Americas & Atlantic, India, Pacific and South East Asia.

Executive Committee Members attended various meetings including the Coordinating Committee, Finance Subcommittee and Planning and Review Subcommittee to review the CPA’s Annual Reports, Audited Accounts and Budget Planning and the work of the CPA. The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson, Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda held a teleconference of the Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) with Members across the Commonwealth.

Following the Executive Committee Meeting, the Members were reconstituted as the 61st CPA General Assembly to receive the CPA Annual Reports and to conduct the governance-related matters relating to the Association.

This was followed by the new CPA Executive Committee during which the new Vice Chairperson, Hon. Shirley Osborne, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat and Regional Representative for the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region was elected by Members. The position of Vice-Chairperson is for a term of one year. Members of the outgoing Executive Committee were thanked for their work and presented with commemorative plaques, provided by the Parliament of Malaysia, from CPA Chairperson, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. 

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