University students in Mauritius learn about Commonwealth Parliaments and democracy at CPA Roadshow     

Students at the University of Mauritius have been finding out about the Commonwealth, parliament and democracy at a CPA Roadshow. The Roadshow, organised by the National Assembly of Mauritius and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), provides an opportunity for young people to discuss issues of concern about their society and democracy, to meet Members of Parliament and Parliamentary staff and to find out more about the work of the CPA and the wider Commonwealth.

The CPA Roadshow in Mauritius was attended by Hon. Vicki Dunne, MLA, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory and the CPA Treasurer; Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago; local Member of Parliament from Mauritius, Hon. V. V. Baloomoody, MP; and the CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan.

The CPA Secretary-General and members of the panel spoke about the importance of young people’s engagement in politics ahead of the 2018 CHOGM and Commonwealth Summit. The visit to the University was designed to help to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy and the students also had the opportunity to ask questions of the panel members. 


For more information about the CPA Roadshows for Young People please click here.

Updated Tuesday 20 March 2018.


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Notes to Editors

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), now in its 107th year with HM The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth as its Patron, exists to develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and to implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of over 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance. Parliaments, their Members and officials learn from each other through CPA activities: Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conferences, Regional Conferences and other symposiums; Interparliamentary visits; Parliamentary Seminars and Workshops; Publications including The Parliamentarian, the Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments; and the Parliamentary Information and Reference Centre. 

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