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Mobilising Resources for Education

Commonwealth Partners for Education host an official side-event of the Global Education Summit 2021
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CPA Launches Youth Creativity Competition

To celebrate our 110th Anniversary, we're asking young citizens of the Commonwealth: what will Parliaments look like in the next 110 years?
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Engagement, Education & Outreach Handbook

Download this new CPA Handbook, developed to support Parliaments strengthen their public engagement and outreach focus.
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The CPA Parliamentary Academy

A Centre of Excellence for Commonwealth Parliamentarians - register for the CPA's new learning and development programmes
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CPA's 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures

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What We Do

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Where We Work

Where We Work

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Get Involved and Vacancies

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Gender-Sensitisation Roundtable: India Region (2)
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Gender-Sensitisation Roundtable: India Region (2)

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from India join second CWP virtual roundtable on gender sensitive Parliaments for the India Region

CPA Africa Region discuss countering the effects of COVID-19 pandemic
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CPA Africa Region discuss countering the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the CPA Africa Region discuss the role of African Legislatures in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mobilising resources for education: the crucial role of Commonwealth countries
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Mobilising resources for education: the crucial role of Commonwealth countries

Watch this Global Education Summit official side-event now

CPA launches Youth Creativity Competition on 110th anniversary
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CPA launches Youth Creativity Competition on 110th anniversary

What will Parliaments look like in the next 110 years?

12 resources for Parliamentarians about the future of technology
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12 resources for Parliamentarians about the future of technology

Articles, reports, videos and more to help Parliamentarians respond to the 4th Industrial Revolution

CPA attends Isle of Man’s Tynwald Day Ceremony
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CPA attends Isle of Man’s Tynwald Day Ceremony

CPA Deputy Secretary-General attends the Isle of Man’s 2021 Tynwald Day Ceremony

CPA News

CPA News

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Events

Events

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Events

CPA Virtual Post-Election Seminar: The Parliament of the Cayman Islands

CPA Virtual Post-Election Seminar: The Parliament of the Cayman Islands

Online
International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy

Various
CPA Executive Committee Meeting

CPA Executive Committee Meeting

Online
CPA Australia and Pacific Regional Conference on ‘Parliament, People and Pandemics’

CPA Australia and Pacific Regional Conference on ‘Parliament, People and Pandemics’

Perth, Western Australia

The Parliamentarian - Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments

Latest Issue:

The Parliamentarian: 2021 Issue Two - Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming:

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. Click here to download the latest issue.

CPA Small Branches

Established in 1981, the network represents Commonwealth jurisdictions with populations under 500,000 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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Youth Engagement

Young people are of great importance to the future of the world. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Commonwealth where they form approximately 30% of the population - a demographic of over one billion people. As such, the CPA believes passionately in engaging with young people to ensure they are effective future leaders.

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Our latest resources

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.

COVID-19: Delivering Parliamentary Democracy

This toolkit provides various measures and recommendations that can be adopted by both Parliaments and Parliamentarians in order to continue to deliver on the Legislatures’ role of scrutinising legislation and delivering democracy during a global pandemic.

CWP Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines: Standards and a Checklist for Parliamentary Change

These guidelines have been created to help Commonwealth Parliaments to become gender sensitive institutions, providing legislatures with an outline of gender sensitising standards that they can look to achieve.