Head of State: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Joined the Commonwealth: 1975
Capital City (location of Parliament): Port Moresby
Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - National Parliament (111)
CPA UK & Papua New Guinea
CPA UK maintains a positive bilateral relationship with Papua New Guinea. With support from the British High Commission Port Moresby, CPA UK have welcomed a number of parliamentarians from Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) to Westminster.
CPA UK last visited Papua New Guinea and ARB during the bilateral delegation in 2013. Papua New Guinea often engage with CPA UK in multilateral programmes.
Our Recent Programmes
Pacific Islands Westminster Seminar – Brisbane, 9-11 March 2017
In partnership with the Queensland Parliament, CPA UK organised the Pacific Islands Westminster Seminar in Brisbane. Based on CPA UK’s flagship Westminster Seminar the Pacific Seminar invited parliamentarians and clerks from all CPA branches in the Pacific Region to exchange views and good practice on parliamentary practice and procedure. The Seminar focused on the role of MPs in their community, good practice for parliamentary oversight of the executive, and shared experiences of climate change mitigation.
Parliamentary Delegation from Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville – Westminster, 26 September 2016
In partnership with the British High Commission Port Moresby, CPA UK hosted a delegation from Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum, the programme provided an insight into the Westminster parliamentary system and the UK experience of the Scottish independence referendum in 2014.