Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Association parlementaire du Commonwealth

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History

Founded 1911, London (UK), as Empire Parliamentary Association, when affairs were administered by the UK branch. Evolving with the Commonwealth, the Association adopted its present name in 1948 and changed its rules to enable all member branches to participate in CPA management. Present statutes adopted 1993. Registered in accordance with UK law.

Aims

Promote knowledge and education about the constitutional, legislative, economic, social and cultural systems within a parliamentary democratic framework, with particular reference to the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations and to other countries having close historical and parliamentary associations with it; foster understanding and cooperation among Members of Commonwealth parliaments; promote the study of and respect for parliamentary institutions.

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Activities

Networking/liaising; events/meetings; training/education; financial and/or material support; capacity building; research/documentation.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 52 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

C0372

Last News Received

3. May 2019
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