January 2019



Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Post-Election Seminar in Grenada focuses on parliamentary democracy, Members’ skills development and gender equality   
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) helps to strengthen parliamentary practice and procedure with a CPA Post-Election Seminar for the recently elected Members of the Parliament of Grenada, held in St George’s from 9 to 10 January 2019. The CPA Post-Election Seminar gave Members of the House of Representatives, as well as Members of the Senate of Grenada, an excellent opportunity to develop their skills and gain a better understanding of the parliamentary system and democratic processes in other Commonwealth jurisdictions, particularly from the CPA Caribbean Region.


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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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December 2018



‘We need to build a People’s Commonwealth for the 21st century’ says CPA Secretary-General at Middlesex University Lecture   
The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan has spoken of the enduring nature of the Commonwealth which comprises a unique network of peoples, civil society and parliaments as he delivered a Distinguished Lecture to a specially invited audience at Middlesex University in north London
. The CPA Secretary-General explored how the Commonwealth’s networks, including the 17,000 Commonwealth Parliamentarians in over 180 Parliaments and Legislatures of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, mark the Commonwealth out as a uniquely constituted global player.

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association commemorates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights   
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) joins citizens across the world to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ‘magna carta’ for all mankind, adopted by the UN General Assembly on this day in 1948. Parliaments are the cornerstones of national protection systems and play a critical role in ensuring a State’s compliance with their international human rights obligations and, critically, share a responsibility with other branches of State to protect, respect and fulfil human rights. The CPA has launched a joint report on human rights; published a special human rights issue of The Parliamentarian; and joined the launch of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO) human rights inspired Commonwealth Music Competition 2018


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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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