International Climate Change expert urges Caribbean Parliamentarians to lead the fight against global warming


During the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Lecture for the CPA Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) Region, the Head of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Kishan Kumarsingh, stressed the importance of implementing the Paris Accord on Climate Change at a national level and how Speakers and Presiding Officers in the Caribbean Region can take the lead.

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First Deputy Speaker applauds Chinese Government for support to Zambian Parliament

The First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Hon Catherine Namugala, MP has applauded the Chinese Government for its support to the National Assembly of Zambia. She said this when the Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for Guangdong Province, His Excellency, Hon Wang Rong paid a courtesy call on her at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, 17th August 2017.


CPA post-election seminar plays crucial role in embedding democracy in Cayman Islands

CPA News: CPA post-election seminar plays crucial role in embedding democracy in Cayman Islands and highlighting importance of equal gender representation in parliaments


A two-day post-election seminar was held by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) at the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands for newly elected and returning Members to provide training and guidance to the Legislature in all aspects of good parliamentary practice.


Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP Attends the 9th Annual Conference of Speakers of African Parliament


Official Launch of the Stakeholder Engagement on the Development of the Political Parties Bill

he Minister of Justice held a press statement on the official launch of the stakeholder  engagement on the development of the political parties bill.

Madam First Lady Mrs. Ester Lungu visits Parly stand at the ongoing Agriculture and Commercial Show

The National Assembly of Zambia which is participating at the 91st Agriculture and Commercial Show under theme “Promoting a Green Economy” was yesterday (Thursday, 3rd August, 2017) visited by madam First Lady Mrs. Ester Lungu. Madam First Lady who was received by the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs Cecilia Mbewe was impressed with Parliament exhibiting at the show urged the legislators to enact the legislation on the age of when one can get into marriages in Zambia.

The Second Deputy Speaker, Hon Mwimba Malama, MP participates in the 16th Commonwealth Speakers’ and Presiding Officers Conference (Africa region), Abuja, Nigeria

Hon Mwimba Malama, MP, Second Deputy Speaker, is leading a Delegation at the 16th Commonwealth Speakers’ and Presiding Officers Conference, which was officially, opened by His Excellency the Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the ECOWAS Parliament Buildings in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday 25th July, 2017.

The theme for the Conference is, “The Presiding Officers in a Changing Society.” The conference has attracted delegates who are expected to discuss the following various topics:

SADC Members of Parliament warned: demographic dividend not a given

By Moses Magadza
Mahe, Seychelles – Africa will account for approximately 80 percent of the projected four billion increase in the global population by the year 2100, according to the United Nations.

Calls for sustained engagement after first Women’s Parliament

By Moses Magadza
MAHE, SEYCHELLES - Delegates to the first ever Women’s Parliament which ended here on July 6 2017 have called for sustained engagement over issues dealt with during the Parliament.
    The SADC Parliamentary Forum, the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (RWPC) and other cooperation partners, notably ARASA, organized the Women’s Parliament, which sought to rally female Members of Parliament around Resolution 60/2 on the status of Women, Children and the Girl Child. Resolution 60/2 seeks to end HIV infection among women and girls.

MP's from Middle East find innovative solutions to regional water issues



MP's from Middle East find innovative solutions to regional water issues

Members of Parliament from the Middle East, including Israel and Palestine, have declared that access to clean water should not be politicized and should not be used as a weapon in regional conflicts.