Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians highlight gender equality and increasing women's representation in parliaments for International Women's Day 2017

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) have been marking International Women's Day 2017 by highlighting gender equality and increasing women's
representation in Parliaments. International Women's Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For more news, click on the attache document below.

Message from the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson for International Women’s Day 2017

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson has delivered the message for 2017 International Women’s Day. To read more, click on the attached document below. 

2016 Annual Report of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), the largest network of individual Members of Parliament with 1,400 members in 143 parliaments around the world committed to promoting peace, democracy, the Rule of Law, human rights, non-discrimination and gender equality has released its 2016 Annual Report. Click here to read more.

IPU calls for urgent action to stave off spread of famine in Africa

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is extremely concerned about the spreading famine in the Horn of Africa and north-eastern Nigeria. For more information read here.


The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has again expressed concern about continued human rights violations against MPs worldwide and the lack of respect for their parliamentary immunity.

During its January 2017 session, IPU’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians adopted decisions on the cases of 227 MPs from 16 countries. Over 100 MPs are from just three countries, Malaysia, Nicaragua
and Turkey.

Over 400 Commonwealth Parliamentarians attend the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on the theme of ‘A Collaborative Commonwealth: Unity, Diversity and Common Challenges

Delegates at the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference took place from 11-17 December 2016 in London, United Kingdom, hosted by the CPA Headquarters
Secretariat. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is the annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The main
conference theme for 2016 was: ‘A Collaborative Commonwealth: Unity, Diversity and Common Challenges’.

CPA Press Release

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan is visiting the
Isle of Man Branch of the CPA and Tynwald, the Island’s Parliament, for a two day visit. For more news, read the attached document below.

European Union Financed Support to The National Assembly Project trains Members of The Committee on Local Governance, Housing And Chiefs’ Affairs on The Housing Situation In Zambia

The Chairperson of the Committee on Local Governance, Housing and Chiefs Affairs, Hon Maxwell Kabanda, MP, officially opened a two-day’s workshop which was held from 26th to 27th January at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower, Lusaka. This workshop was organized by the European Union Support to the National Assembly Project team as one of their key interventions to enhance the capacity of four selected Committees of Parliament in the area of Public Finance Management.

IPU e-Bulletin No. 8

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong and IPU President Saber Chowdhury look back at 2016 and at the challenges ahead in 2017. Read more