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Parley holds Post Election Seminar for Members of the Twelfth National Assembly

The Post Election Seminar for the Members of Parliament of the 12th National Assembly opened at Parliament Buildings on Saturday, 12th November, 2016.
The three day seminar has been organised by the National Assembly of Zambia Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and other Co-operating partners.
It has drawn distinguished resource persons from Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Members of Parliament Elect the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Zambia Branch Executive Committee

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Zambia Branch had its first Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10th November, 2016, at Parliament Buildings.

Social enterprise founder is named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year

Robin Lockhart, the founder of a social enterprise which supports at-risk teenagers and young adults through music and sport, has been named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year. For more information, read here.

CPA UK Newsletter - November 2016

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK has released its Newsletter for the month of November. For more information, read here.

Members of Parliament Elect the Inter–Parliamentary Union (IPU) Zambia National Group Executive Committee

The Inter–Parliamentary Union (IPU) Zambia National Group had its first Annual General Meeting, today, Tuesday, 8th November, 2016, at Parliament Buildings, Lusaka, at 10:00 hours.

World’s MPs commit to tackling human rights challenges

Parliamentarians from across the globe have declared their commitment to raising the alarm and taking action when serious human rights challenges emerge, particularly in conflict situations. In a declaration on human rights abuses as precursors of conflict, adopted at the conclusion of the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, IPU Members said that parliamentarians are the guardians of human rights and the rule of law, and if violations or challenges occur they are the early responders.

IPU concerned by the rising use of legal action to silence MPs

On 27th October, 2016, in Geneva,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) spoke out  about the increasing levels of retaliation against MPs for exercising their freedom of expression across the world. In a series of decisions adopted on the violations of the human rights of MPs, the Organization stressed the growing recourse to court action and unlawful exclusion from political life as a means to stifle political opponents.

Experts to help set goals for reversing human impact of climate change

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, says the journey to help the Commonwealth reverse the human impact of climate change has begun. She was speaking at a two-day brainstorming session at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters in London. For more news, read here

IPU Study - Violence against women MPs

A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reveals that sexism, harassment and violence against women MPs are global problems that impede gender equality and undermine the foundations of democracy. To read more, click here

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