Call for young people to represent New Zealand at Commonwealth Day in London

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The New Zealand Branch of the (CPA) is seeking expressions of interest from young New Zealanders who are interested in representing New Zealand at Commonwealth Day in London on 12 March 2012.

Applicants need to be aged between 18 and 25 years, with strong leadership skills and an interest in the Commonwealth and parliamentary affairs.

The theme of this years Commonwealth Day is Connecting Cultures. The one-day programme will include:

  • discussions on the Commonwealth, the CPA, and their contribution to parliamentary democracy;
  • short debates and presentations on current critical issues in the Commonwealth;
  • attendance at the Observance at Westminster Abbey at which Her Majesty the Queen will be present as Head of the Commonwealth;
  • and attendance at the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s evening reception in the presence of Her Majesty.

Applicants should send their name, age, occupation, and a short explanation of why they would like to represent New Zealand at Commonwealth Day to the New Zealand Branch of the CPA atcpa@parliament.govt.nzby20 January 2012. The branch may nominate two attendees from New Zealand.

Please note the successful applicants will need to meet the cost of their travel to London.

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