67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Find all of the information you will need about the CPA annual conference in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 3 to 8 November 2024.
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Latest CPA Annual Report published

Find out what the CPA achieved in 2023, including information on programmes, partnerships and finances.
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Nominations now open! 2024 Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

Submit your nominations for the 2024 Parliamentarian of the Year Awards.
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Professional Development: The CPA Parliamentary Academy

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Directory: Our Branches

The CPA is made up of 180 Parliaments and Legislatures across the Commonwealth. Browse our directory to find out more about each CPA Branch.
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What We Do

What We Do

Find out more about our projects, programmes, outputs and activities
Where We Work

Where We Work

Find out more about the CPA's Regions and Branches
Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Centre

Discover CPA resources from our library, blog, podcast and research service
Blogs

Blogs

Find policy case studies, resource collections, interviews and personal reflections from Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth
CPA News

CPA News

Read the latest news about the CPA and its activities
Events

Events

Find out about upcoming events from the CPA

Latest News

CPA Secretary-General visits Parliament of Malaysia and Selangor State Legislative Assembly
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CPA Secretary-General visits Parliament of Malaysia and Selangor State Legislative Assembly

The CPA Secretary-General visited the Parliament of Malaysia where he spoke at a panel discussion on parliamentary diplomacy in the Commonwealth before visiting the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.

Leading experts discuss the challenges of ‘deepfakes & disinformation’ at CPA/UNDP Conference in Singapore
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Leading experts discuss the challenges of ‘deepfakes & disinformation’ at CPA/UNDP Conference in Singapore

Commonwealth Parliamentarians and leading experts discuss new technologies at CPA and UNDP Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Disinformation in Singapore

First CPA Parliamentary Academy Residency programme for Parliamentary Clerks takes place in Sri Lanka
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First CPA Parliamentary Academy Residency programme for Parliamentary Clerks takes place in Sri Lanka

Over forty Commonwealth Clerks and parliamentary officials attended the CPA Advanced Residency Programme for Leadership in Parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 9 to 15 June 2024.

Parliament of St Kitts and Nevis undertakes CPA Benchmarks self-assessment to focus on parliamentary strengthening and reform
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Parliament of St Kitts and Nevis undertakes CPA Benchmarks self-assessment to focus on parliamentary strengthening and reform

A CPA delegation visited the National Assembly from 20 to 24 May 2024 to support the self-assessment process.

Parliament of Cayman Islands publishes CPA Benchmarks self-assessment report on parliamentary strengthening
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Parliament of Cayman Islands publishes CPA Benchmarks self-assessment report on parliamentary strengthening

The final CPA Benchmarks report provides recommendations for strengthening the Parliamentary institutions in the Cayman Islands.

St Helena hosts CPA BIM Regional Conference for the first time in its history
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St Helena hosts CPA BIM Regional Conference for the first time in its history

Sustainable development, digital reforms and youth engagement for Parliaments is highlighted at 53rd CPA British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Conference held in St Helena

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Barriers to Women’s Participation and Representation

Webinar: Barriers to Women’s Participation and Representation

International Day of Parliamentarism / World Parliament Day

International Day of Parliamentarism / World Parliament Day

Worldwide
Webinar: Building Resilient Democratic Institutions and Upholding Human Rights

Webinar: Building Resilient Democratic Institutions and Upholding Human Rights

60th CPA Canadian Regional Conference

60th CPA Canadian Regional Conference

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CPA Small Branches Workshop on Environmental Resilience

CPA Small Branches Workshop on Environmental Resilience

Hawaii, USA
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Workshop on combatting gender-based violence

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Workshop on combatting gender-based violence

The Parliamentarian - Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments

Latest Issue:

The Parliamentarian: 2024 Issue One: Artificial Intelligence, disinformation and Parliament:

The Parliamentarian is the quarterly Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments published by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and features articles, news and legislative reports written by Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and international experts across the Commonwealth about a wide range of global issues.

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CPA Small Branches

Established in 1981, the network represents Commonwealth jurisdictions with populations under 1,000,000 and operates within the framework of the CPA. The CPA Small Branches network seeks to "empower small parliaments to overcome national and global challenges through cooperation, advocacy and the strengthening of parliamentary democracy and good governance"

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) was founded in 1989 to increase the number of female elected representatives in Parliaments and legislatures across the Commonwealth and to ensure that women’s issues are brought to the fore in parliamentary debate and legislation.The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network provides a means of building the capacity of women elected to parliament to be more effective in their roles; improving the awareness and ability of all Parliamentarians, male and female, and encouraging them to include a gender perspective in all aspects of their role - legislation, oversight and representation and helping parliaments to become gender-sensitive institutions. 

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD)

Recognising the need to increase representation of persons with disabilities in political institutions, the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network has been established to facilitate activities and programmes to champion and increase representation of persons with disabilities in Commonwealth parliaments and to work towards the mainstreaming of disability considerations in all CPA activities and programmes.

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

The CPA's annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) brings together Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth to discuss global political issues.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Our latest resources

CPA Standards for Codes of Conduct for MPs and the Parliamentary Workplace

As a result of extensive research and consultation with Parliaments across the world, the CPA ‘Standards for Codes of Conduct for Members of Parliament and the Parliamentary Workplace’ provides guidance for Parliaments and Legislatures. With the need for continuous improvement and tackling the additional challenges of harassment, bullying and abuse in the workplace as well as the challenges of new technology and online harms, the CPA Secretariat worked with Deakin University to develop an updated set of Standards for Codes of Conduct.

Front cover of the Parliamentary Handbook on Disinformation, AI and Synthetic Media
Parliamentary Handbook on Disinformation, AI and Synthetic Media

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of disinformation, including its different forms and the various techniques used to spread it. It also covers the basics of AI and synthetic media, including their potential applications and implications for democracy, within and beyond the electoral cycle. You can also view the handbook on our ISSUU platform click here >

Handbook for Parliaments in Election Planning

This new CPA Handbook for Parliaments in Election Planning is designed to assist Legislatures in planning for an election and the influx of Members of Parliament that follows with examples of best practice from across the Commonwealth.

CWP Gender-Sensitising Parliaments: A Seven-Step Field Guide

This Field Guide complements the 'CWP Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines', providing a blueprint for Parliaments interested in undertaking a gender sensitive review and making their institution more inclusive and representative.

Mental Health Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments

This toolkit provides guidance, advice and education on how to protect and promote the mental health and well-being of Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff.

Engagement, Education and Outreach Handbook for Commonwealth Parliaments

This Handbook provides guidance to Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on how to increase public engagement and outreach, to ensure the public get a greater say in how they are governed.