IPU Assembly to highlight parliaments as early responders to human rights abuses

MPs from 138 countries will convene next week in Geneva to determine among other issues specific ways in which parliaments can respond effectively to serious human rights violations and their underlying causes, including human rights situations likely to lead to conflict. To read more, click here

ICGLR and the Government of DRC calls for prosecution through the International Criminal Tribunal of perpetrators to crimes committed by ADF and other negative force in DRC

Bujumbura, Burundi 14th October, 2016: The ICGLR Executive Secretary, Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita last Monday, paid a courtesy call on Honourable, Crispin Atama Tabe Mogodi, Minister of National Defence, Former Combatants and Reinsertion of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Press Release: Zambia proud of its Democratic record -Kopulande

Zambia’s Member  of  Parliament  Honourable  Sebastian  Kopulande  yesterday informed  the  African, Caribbean  and  Pacific  (ACP) Parliamentary  Assembly  in
Brussels that the country’s  elections on August 11th were  held  under  the  newly amended  constitution  signed  by  His  Excellency  Preseident  Edgar  Chagwa Lungu on January 5th 2016.

Give youths opportunity to understand emergent world issues - Speaker Matibni

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Rt. Hon. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP has called on a stakeholders to give youths an opportunity to develop an understanding of emergent issues on both the Zambian and world issues.

Development Partners confident of economic recovery

Zambia’s cooperating partners are confident that the government is on the right path to economic recovery. The sentiments were echoed by various cooperating partners during a recent meeting between the government and Zambia’s foreign friends.
Related to the meeting, Chairperson of the Cooperating Partners Group [CPG] and Head of the British Department for International Cooperation [DFID] in Zambia, Bruce Lawson-McDowall, said Zambia has the potential to attract further international investment, develop her economy rapidly and share

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu Officially Opens Parliament

His Excellence The President Of The Republic Of Zambia, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has officially opened the First Session of the Twelveth National Assembly on 30th September 2016. To access the full speech click here.


If there was something killing one in three men then there would be an outcry, says Secretary-General

Global leaders and institutions have endorsed the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s call to work more effectively together to end the suffering of women and girls facing violence at the hands of their partners. To read more, click here

Commonwealth hub to unlock billions in climate finance for developing countries

Vulnerable small island states and developing countries stand to gain access to billions of dollars of climate finance with the aid of a new Commonwealth initiative. For more information, read here.