Nigeria Hosts the 48th CPA Africa Regional Conference


Nigeria is prepared to receive delegates and participants as it hosts the 48th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Conference from 13 to 26 Oct., 2017. The Conference will hold at the Imo House State of Assembly in Owerri the Imo State capital.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) founded in 1911 and formerly known as the Empire Parliamentary Association, is an organisation which works to maintain good governance, democracy and human rights.  The Association adopted its current name CPA in 1948 has nine geographical regions including the Africa Region.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region is an organization of  national parliaments and provincial/state legislatures of member countries of the Commonwealth on the continent of Africa, committed to respect for human rights and freedom and the ideals of democracy and good governance; building understanding and unity between countries of the region and continent; and promoting the interest/perspective of Africa in the Commonwealth and beyond. It is presently made up of 16 national branches and 64 sub-national bodies as members.
The CPA Africa Region organizes her Conference or Annual General Meeting each year and hosted within
its member branches where regional parliamentary issues and developments are analyzed in a conference debate among parliamentarians across the Region. Resolutions reached at each annual Conference and the major views expressed in the meeting are sent to the respective parliaments and legislatures to help the facilitation of such resolutions.
In extending the CPA tradition, the resolution of the 47th CPA Africa Regional Conference held at Balaclava, Mauritius in 2016 is hereby published to guide parliamentarians participating in this year’s annual CPA Conference at Owerri, Nigeria.


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