Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at OECD Global Parliamentary Network 

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Director of Programmes, Ms Meenakshi Dhar has attended meetings and bilaterals at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 5th Global Parliamentary Network in Paris, France attended by over 120 Members of Parliament from 40 different countries.

Mr Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD welcomed Parliamentarians including Commonwealth Parliamentarians from Cameroon, Malawi and the United Kingdom to the event. Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka MP, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Cameroon and Vice-Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association also attended the network. The Secretary-General of the OECD spoke about the impact of global events on Parliaments and the ‘trust crisis’ demonstrated by the outcomes of political processes in many countries across the world.

Reaching out to new partners in the margins of international meetings is key for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as it responds to the needs of today’s Parliamentarians. The CPA Director of Programmes explored avenues of cooperation to enhance CPA’s programmes of parliamentary strengthening initiatives with OECD and other partners. 

Continuing to engage with Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth on CPA’s programme of work at platforms such as this international meeting of Parliamentarians is a key aspect of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s outreach work. 
 
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. 
 
Updated 13.02.2017

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