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IPU has a Facebook page!

The IPU now has an official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InterParliamentaryUnion/. We will be posting regular updates on our activities, so do visit the page and like it. Among other things, you will find a Facebook Live video from the Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific on countering violent extremism .

International delegation of Commonwealth Parliamentarians hosted by Legislative Assembly of Northern Territory in Darwin, Australia

The Legislative Assembly of Northern Territory in Australia has hosted over 30 Commonwealth Speakers and Members of Parliament for the Mid-Year meetings of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from 25 to 27 April 2017.

COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION MID-YEAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING 24TH -28TH APRIL 2017

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Mid-year Executive Committee Meeting opened in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, Darwin, Australia, on Wednesday 26th April, 2017. The meeting was officially opened by Rt. Hon. Shirin Sharmin, Chaudhury, Chairperson of the Executive Committee and Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament. In opening the meeting, the Chairperson applauded the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for providing excellent facilities for the meeting and extending a warm welcome to delegates.

Young MPs from Asia-Pacific join efforts to tackle violent extremism

More than 50 young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific countries have gathered in Sri Lanka today and tomorrow to discuss their role in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism in the region.
 
In recent years, the world has witnessed new waves of violent extremism that have threatened the security and stability of societies across the world. This is a growing concern for the security of the Asia-Pacific region.
 

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Lesotho

21 April 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will meet with political leaders in Lesotho to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the country ahead of general elections on 3 June.

Youth engagement is the key to increased political participation says Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretary-General on a visit to Singapore

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan has underlined the crucial role that parliament can play in encouraging youth engagement in the political process, especially with the 60% of the 2.4 billion population of the Commonwealth who are aged under 30, during a visit to the CPA Singapore Branch and the Parliament of Singapore.

Turkish Ambassador Sebnem Incesu Fosters Turkey- Zambia Bilateral Ties

Turkish Ambassador to Zambia, Her Excellency Sebnem Incesu, on Tuesday 25th April, 2017 paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Rt. Hon. Justice, Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP. Ambassador Incesu’s visit was intended to foster and strengthen bilateral ties between Turkey and Zambia.
 

PARLEY DATES LUFUBU

Newly created Lufubu Constituency was treated to hive of activities on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.  The National Assembly under its Reform Praogramme dubbed “taking Parliament closer to the people” conducted a road show aimed at sensitizing the constituents on the Constituency office and the work of the National Assembly.

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Youth engagement is the key to increased political participation, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretary-General

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan has underlined the crucial role that parliament can play in encouraging youth engagement in the political process, especially with the 60% of the 2.4 billion population of the Commonwealth who are aged under 30, during a visit to the CPA Singapore Branch and the Parliament of Singapore.

WORK TO OUT- CLASS, EARN PROMOTION

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mrs Doris Katai K Mwiinga has implored the National Assembly football team to work hard and earn promotion to the premier league in 2018. She said the team deserves to play in the elite league of Zambian Football in the 2018 season.

Mrs Mwinga has told the players that they should not only play for promotion but to out-class their competitors in the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Division One Zone 1 during the 2017 season.

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