Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) attends 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC, USA 

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh has attended the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC, USA. 

The meetings were also attended by the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), Hon. Dr Noraini Ahmad, MP, Malaysia.

The Annual Meetings bring together Parliamentarians from over 100 countries, leaders from civil society and partner organisations, and top officials from a number of International Financial Institutions including the World Bank, IMF and regional development banks. 

Reaching out to new partners at this meeting is key for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as it moves to better respond to the needs of today’s Parliamentarians. The CPA has explored avenues of cooperation to enhance it’s programmes of parliamentary strengthening initiatives with the IMF, World Bank, Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie and ParlAmericas, among others. Amongst the many issues debated at the event was a focus on the trust deficit in Parliament.

The CPA Chairperson and the CWP Chairperson attended a number of sessions during the Annual Meetings and held a number of bilateral meetings in the margins of the conference to discuss a range of the CPA’s work strands and the continuing development of parliamentary standards. The CPA Chairperson and CWP Chairperson are pictured with Hon. Jeremy Lefroy MP (United Kingdom), Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the IMF and World Bank.

Published Wednesday 11th October 2017.

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