January 2016



Secretary-General attends the 23rd Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference (CSPOC) 2016

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan has met Speakers and Presiding Officers at the 23rd Commonwealth Speakers Conference (CSPOC) hosted in Sabah, Malaysia.

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CPA Secretary-General's New Year's Message 2016  

Read the New Year's Message 2016 to CPA Members from the new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mr Akbar Khan.

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February 2016



CPA Secretary-General welcomes the President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court 

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan welcomed Mr. Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court and the Minister of Justice from Senegal to the CPA Secretariat Headquarters in London.

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Nigeria Parliament host CPA Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Parliament for the Africa Region

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the Africa Region has taken place in Abuja, Nigeria hosted by the CPA Nigeria Branch and the National Assembly of Nigeria.

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Sri Lanka hosts CPA Asia Regional Human Rights Seminar for Parliamentarians

The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the CPA Sri Lanka Branch are hosting a Commonwealth Regional Seminar on the Role of Parliamentarians in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

The Seminar, hosted in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat, is taking place from 1 to 3 February in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Members of Parliament, Ministers and Human Rights experts will attend the seminar from Sri Lanka and other Commonwealth Asia countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Maldives. 


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March 2016


CPA Post-Election Seminar and CPA Roadshow take place in Guyana

First Vice President and Prime Minister of Guyana, Hon. Moses V Nagamootoo, JP, MP and the CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan, have opened the CPA Post-Election Seminar in Guyana followed by the CPA Roadshow with local students.

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CPA Secretary-General visits the CPA Montserrat Branch and attends CPA Roadshow

Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), has visited the CPA Montserrat Branch and attended the CPA Roadshow for local students.

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Canadian delegation visit CPA Secretariat  

The Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh and Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have received a CPA delegation from Canada. 

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) marks Commonwealth Day 2016  

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has marked Commonwealth Day 2016, both in London at the CPA Secretariat and across the CPA regions and branches. CPA representatives attended celebrations in London to mark Commonwealth Day 2016 including one of the largest multi-faith celebration services in Westminster Abbey and young people from across the Commonwealth attended the CPA Commonwealth Day Programme. 

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CPA Roadshows launched in Bangladesh to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy across the Commonwealth  

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched an exciting initiative that will visit schools and universities across the Commonwealth to help to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy. The CPA Roadshows were launched by the Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, who hosted a group of over 150 young people from five different schools and colleges on a visit to the Parliament of Bangladesh in Dhaka.

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