July 2018




Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) East Africa Regional Gender Sensitization Workshop in Uganda focuses on mainstreaming gender in parliamentary business    
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region have held a four-day gender sensitization workshop for Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the East Africa region at the Parliament of Uganda in Kampala from 21 to 26 July 2018. The Chairperson of the CWP Africa Region, Hon. Thoko Didiza, MP, gave a keynote address under the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Gender in Parliamentary Business’.    

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Canada Region launch new website ahead of Steering Committee meetings highlighting forthcoming priorities in 2018    
The CWP Canada Region held its Steering Committee meeting and launched a new website ahead of the 56th CPA Canada Regional Conference in Ottawa, Canada. The CWP Canada Region held a regional meeting and workshop sessions introduced by the CWP Canada Regional Chair, Hon. Laura Ross, MLA (Saskatchewan).    

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CPA Secretary-General speaks to aspiring International Leaders on the importance of a rules-based international order    
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan, spoke recently as a guest contributor to delegates attending the International Leaders Programme, hosted jointly by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Wilton Park, an Executive Agency of the FCO. Taking place at Millbank Tower in central London, the theme of this year’s programme was ’The UK in 2018: An inward and outward look?’.    

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the CPA Pacific and Australia Regions at 49th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference in Wellington   
Over 60 Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the Pacific and Australia Regions of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have attended the 49th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference (POCC) at the Parliament of New Zealand in Wellington from 8 to 11 July 2018.    

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Chairperson speaks of the importance of parliamentary democracy as she addresses the 44th Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie   
The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has addressed the delegates attending the 44th Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (l’Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie - APF) in Quebec, Canada and spoken of the work of the CPA in promoting parliamentary democracy.    

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Parliamentary
 staff develop skills to meet the impact of the fourth industrial revolution at 3rd SoCATT Africa Region Development Seminar in Namibia   
Namibia has hosted the 3rd Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Development Seminar for clerks and parliamentary staff from across the Africa Region from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Windhoek. The seminar focused on the development agenda of the SoCATT African Region which is aimed at improving the capacity of Parliaments to ensure the realisation of Africa’s development strategy, Agenda 2063.   

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Parliamentary staff develop skills to meet the impact of the fourth industrial revolution at 3rd SoCATT Africa Region Development Seminar in Namibia   
Namibia has hosted the 3rd Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Development Seminar for clerks and parliamentary staff from across the Africa Region from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Windhoek. The seminar focused on the development agenda of the SoCATT African Region which is aimed at improving the capacity of Parliaments to ensure the realisation of Africa’s development strategy, Agenda 2063.   

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Parliamentary staff develop skills to meet the impact of the fourth industrial revolution at 3rd SoCATT Africa Region Development Seminar in Namibia   
Namibia has hosted the 3rd Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Development Seminar for clerks and parliamentary staff from across the Africa Region from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Windhoek. The seminar focused on the development agenda of the SoCATT African Region which is aimed at improving the capacity of Parliaments to ensure the realisation of Africa’s development strategy, Agenda 2063.   

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August 2018




Threats to national and regional security is the focus for Commonwealth Parliamentarians at the 49th CPA Africa Regional Conference in Botswana    
Commonwealth Parliamentarians from across Africa have discussed the increasing threats to national and regional security at the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region Conference held in Gaborone, Botswana from 13 to 22 August 2018. The CPA Africa Regional Conference was hosted by Hon. Gladys K. T. Kokorwe, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Botswana and President of the CPA Africa Region, who welcomed Commonwealth Parliamentarians from across the Africa continent.    

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New CPA Small Branches Strategic Plan launches for the development of the network over next three years    
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the CPA Small Branches Chairperson, Hon. Angelo Farrugia, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Malta, are delighted to launch the CPA Small Branches Strategic Plan 2018-2020 to the wider CPA membership.    

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Focus on gender equality in Parliaments and parliamentary strengthening at 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Canada Regional Conference in Ottawa    
Over 60 Commonwealth Parliamentarians from across the Canada Region have renewed their focus on gender equality in Parliaments and a commitment to parliamentary strengthening at the 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Canada Regional Conference, which has taken place in Ottawa, Canada from 22 to 27 July 2018. 2018 marks the centenary anniversary of women’s right to vote in the Canadian Federal elections.    

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Parliamentary staff develop skills to meet the impact of the fourth industrial revolution at 3rd SoCATT Africa Region Development Seminar in Namibia   
Namibia has hosted the 3rd Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Development Seminar for clerks and parliamentary staff from across the Africa Region from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Windhoek. The seminar focused on the development agenda of the SoCATT African Region which is aimed at improving the capacity of Parliaments to ensure the realisation of Africa’s development strategy, Agenda 2063.   

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Parliamentary staff develop skills to meet the impact of the fourth industrial revolution at 3rd SoCATT Africa Region Development Seminar in Namibia   
Namibia has hosted the 3rd Society-of-Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region Development Seminar for clerks and parliamentary staff from across the Africa Region from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Windhoek. The seminar focused on the development agenda of the SoCATT African Region which is aimed at improving the capacity of Parliaments to ensure the realisation of Africa’s development strategy, Agenda 2063.   

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