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Migration takes centre stage for world’s MPs at global conference

Geneva, 14 October 2015
 Parliamentarians from nearly 130 countries will focus on parliamentary action on the increasingly complex and often divisive issue of migration at a global conference in Geneva later this week.
 

CPA UK October Newsletter

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) UK has released its Newsletter for the month of October. For more details click here

New Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) appointed.

The 61st General Assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has appointed a new Secretary-General for the Association.

Mr Karimulla Akbar Khan was recommended to the 61st General Assembly by the Association’s International Executive Committee, which is made up of representatives of the nine regions of the CPA – Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Canada; Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic; India; Pacific; South-East Asia.

61st CPA General Assembly Opens in London

From left to right Hon. Request  Muntanga, MP, Treasurer, Hon. Dr Ronald Kiandee, MP,  Vice-Chaiperson, Rt Hon Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Chairperson and Mr Joe Omorodion, Acting Secretary -General

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Rt Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, and Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament, officially opened the 61st CPA General Assembly at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Battersea, London, United Kingdom, on Monday 5th October, 2015.

The Speaker Urges Zambians to Participate in the Democratisation Processes of the Country

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP has urged Zambians to reflect on the various ways in which they can participate in the democratisation processes of the country.

Mr Karimullah Akbar Khan Appointed CPA Secretary-General

The 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Association General Assembly has appointed Mr Karimullah Akbar Khan of the United Kingdom as Secretary-General of the CPA.

New Development Agenda a generational Challenge for World's Parliaments

Geneva, 25 September 2015: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) IPU has welcomed the adoption of a new sustainable development agenda for the world as a turning point in efforts to shape our future and commits to doing its utmost to help achieve success.
 
A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formally adopted at a UN Summit at its Headquarters in New York (25-27 September), are ground-breaking commitments to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty within 15 years, reduce inequalities and secure both prosperity and the planet for future generations.
 

IPU Press Release

Realising the rights of children:
Nine policies contend for international award
Shortlist highlights successful approaches from Africa, the Americas and Europe

Enlightened Citizens Make Democracy Thrive Says Speaker Matibini

Speaker of National Assembly Hon Dr Patrick Matibini, MP SC has said democracy thrives when citizens are enlightened. 

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