The Academy
About Us

About Us

Our Mission

"To promote knowledge of the constitutional, legislative, economic, social and cultural aspects of parliamentary democracy, with particular reference to the countries of the Commonwealth."

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is one of the oldest established organisations in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1911, it is a membership association which brings together Members, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, who are united by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and individual rights and freedoms, and by the pursuit of the positive ideals of parliamentary democracy. The Association is made up of over 180 legislatures (or Branches) divided up between nine geographic regions of the Commonwealth. It offers a vast opportunity for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to collaborate on issues of mutual interest and to share good practice. 

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Our Governance

Our Governance

Learn more about how the CPA is governed
CPA International Executive Committee

CPA International Executive Committee

Meet the members of the CPA International Executive Committee
CPA Secretariat

CPA Secretariat

Meet the CPA Team
Our Principles

Our Principles

Learn more about the international commitments and principles the CPA are signatories to and have developed with our partners.
CPA and the Commonwealth

CPA and the Commonwealth

Learn more about the CPA's relationship with the Commonwealth family
Our Partners

Our Partners

Learn more about the organisations we work with
Our History

Our History

History and origins of the CPA
Branding and Visual Guidance

Branding and Visual Guidance

Find out about CPA logo use and branding