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What's new from CPA UK

Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia-Pacific pledge to do more to tackle modern slavery

A series of workshops on modern slavery, which brought together around 70 parliamentarians from 13 countries, has seen a significant increase in understanding and a greater commitment to combating human trafficking and exploitation from legislators.

Election Assessment Mission, UK 2017 General Election- Final Report

The Final Report on CPA UK's Election Assessment Mission of the UK 8 June 2017 General Election can be viewed here.

Election Observation Mission Presents Final Report on Cayman Islands One-Person-One Vote 2017 Elections

Recommendations to review election laws and further comply with international obligations have been made by the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of 6 Observers, led by Hon. Steve Rodan MLC, President of Tynwald (Isle of Man) in their Final Report on the May 2017 General Election.


Conferences, Lectures and Programmes

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, British Virgin Islands

Sunday 08 October 2017

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament (9CYP), will be held in the British Virgin Islands from 8-12 October 2017.

2017 Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure

Monday 13 November 2017

The annual Westminster Seminar is CPA UK’s flagship capacity-building programme for first-term parliamentarians and newly appointed procedural/committee Clerks from across the Commonwealth. Every year the five-day programme provides a unique platform for participants to network and engage with counterparts; exploring differing approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of the Westminster System and comparative Commonwealth parliamentary structures. This year CPA UK will host the 2017 Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure from Monday 13 November – Friday 17 November 2017 at the Houses of Parliament in London. For further information, please contact the 2017 Westminster Seminar Project Team at

2017 Westminster Workshop for Public Accounts Committees

Monday 04 December 2017

From 2011, CPA UK's series of capacity building Westminster Workshops have explored the role of parliamentarians and parliamentary Public Accounts Committees (PACs) in financial oversight, providing practical training and knowledge to Commonwealth PACs. CPA UK will host the 2017 Westminster Workshop for Chairs and Members of Public Accounts Committees from 4 - 6 December 2017, developed and delivered in partnership with the UK Public Accounts Committee. The skills based Workshop will take place over three days, offering practical, interactive sessions to build the capacity of participating Chairs. Members and Clerks of Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees.


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