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CPA Blogs

These CPA blog posts provide news and background comment on a wide range of topics including the Commonwealth and CPA news, events and activities.

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For further information about the CPA blog please contact communications@cpahq.org.

Marking the Platinum Jubilee of the CPA Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This blog article looks at her role as the Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and also delves into the CPA archives to reveal how the Association marked the Coronation in 1953.

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An Appreciation of International Humanitarian Law

Looking ahead to the UN's International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, this blog post introduces the updated International Humanitarian Law handbook and the vital role IHL plays in the minimising of human suffering.

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Seychelles: A Parliament for the Planet

Find out how the Seychelles National Assembly took action on climate change and transformed its approach to sustainability

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9 Journals providing international research on Commonwealth Parliaments

Find out what you should be reading for the latest analysis and research from around the world - essential reading for MPs and parliamentary staff.

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Virtual CPC Workshops: Resources for MPs

Use the lessons from our Virtual CPC Workshops to take action in your Parliament with these resources on disability rights, diversity, federalism and counter-terrorism.

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Our Winners: The CPA Youth Creativity Competition

Find out more about the winning entries from the CPA Youth Creativity Competition 2021.

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Q&A: The CPA Working Group on Human Rights

Find out everything you need to know about the CPA Working Group on Human Rights from its Chairperson, Hon. Akierra Missick (Turks & Caicos Islands)

Introducing: The CPA Working Group on Human Rights

The CPA and the Belize Women's Parliamentary Caucus

Hon. Tracy Ann Panton, a Member of the Belize House of Representatives, reflects on the CPA's Women Parliamentarians' Roundtable and Public Engagement Dialogue with the National Assembly of Belize

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Climate change challenges for the Commonwealth

As the COP26 conference takes place, the CPA launches a series of blog posts taking a look at the climate change challenges facing the Commonwealth and the role of Parliamentarians.

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How can Commonwealth Parliaments become more diverse workplaces for their staff?

A member of parliamentary staff at the UK Parliament writes for the CPA blog about how the introduction of Workplace Equality Networks (WENs) has helped to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for all.

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How the pandemic changed Commonwealth democracies

On International Day of Democracy, the CPA has published a series of blogs taking a look at the ways in which, as a result of the pandemic, ‘democracy looks different' in 2021. Topics include online voting, elections and livestreaming, with case studies from across the Commonwealth. 

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The game-changing women leading human rights movements around the Commonwealth

On International Day of Democracy, the CPA invites Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) to tell us more about the Commonwealth Equality Project and share examples of women who are making a difference and leading human rights movements around the Commonwealth. 

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12 resources for Parliamentarians about the future of technology

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

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Equality for all in the Commonwealth

To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Commonwealth Parliamentarians from Australia (Federal, South Australia and New South Wales), New Zealand and Canada share their experiences.

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Weapons of Mace Democracy

Is a mace an appropriate symbol for Parliament's authority in the 21st century?

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Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these blog posts are not the responsibility of the CPA Headquarters Secretariat and should not be attributed to any Parliament or Parliamentarian.


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For further information about the CPA blog please contact communications@cpahq.org.