Uganda has won the bid to host the next summit of the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC).
The conference is slated to run from 3 to 6 January 2024.
The bid was confirmed earlier this week during the 26th CSPOC in Canberra, Australia.
The Speaker of Ugandan Parliament, Anitah Among, has been appointed as chairperson of the Standing Committee.
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The CSPOC is an independent group and has no formal affiliation with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Commonwealth Secretariat or the Commonwealth Heads of Government.
It operates on a two-year cycle, holding a conference of the full membership every two years, usually early in January, and a meeting of the Standing Committee at the same time, the intervening year.
The conference attracts more than 120 delegates including parliamentary staff, and observers from 32 Commonwealth Parliaments aims to maintain, foster, and encourage impartiality and fairness on the part of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Parliaments, and promote knowledge and understanding of parliamentary democracy.
It was created in 1969 as an initiative of the then Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, Lucien Lamoureux.