4th Commonwealth Youth Parliament - A CPA Centennial Event

Date: 6-10 September 2011
Location: London, UK

To watch the debate in the Chamber of the House of Lords on BBC Parliament, please click here...
View the transcript of the debate here...

Daily Updates:

Tuesday, 6 September:
The CPA Chairperson the Rt Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst MP and the CPA Secretary-General Dr William F. Shija welcome delegates to the 4th Commonwealth Youth Parliament... 

Wednesday, 7 September:
President of Commonwealthland opens its fourth Parliament...

Thursday, 8 September:
Commonwealth Youth Parliament debates the Throne Speech..
CPA UK and the CPA Secretariat welcome delegates to the 4th Youth Parliament in London...

Friday, 9 September:
Youth Parliamentarians debate climate change in the House of Lords Chamber...

Speeches and Presentations:
Please click here for the Secretary-General's Welcome Speech...
Please click here for the Throne Speech of the President of the Commonwealth Land, Dr William F. Shija...
Please click here for the Secretary-General's Speech at the Farewell Reception...

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Background:

The Youth Parliament provided the opportunity for young people to debate Climate Change from the famous red Benches of the House of Lords, as well as exchange ideas and meet people from across the Commonwealth. The week culminated in a keynote debate on climate change, taking place in the House of Lords Chamber on Friday, 9 September. This was only the fourth time that the chamber was used for anything other than official business, and a landmark first time that Members of the House of Commons were allowed to sit on the Red Benches. As well as the 100 or so young parliamentarians from around the Commonwealth, CPA was working closely with the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Outreach Team to invite an additional group of UK-based Commonwealth Diaspora who joined in the keynote debate, as well as youth representatives of the World Bank Institute.