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Standing Committee

Participation

Membership Entitlements

The Standing Committee consists of a Chairperson and members generally representative of each of the regions of the Commonwealth, defined as follows: Africa; Asia; Australia /New Zealand; Canada; the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Americas; British Isles and the Mediterranean; India; the Pacific; Southeast Asia.

The representation from each region shall be as follows:

Africa three
Asia one
Australia / New Zealand one
British Isles and the Mediterranean one
Canada one
The Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Americas two
India one
The Pacific two
Southeast Asia one

Members of the Standing Committee shall hold office from the end of one Conference to the end of the next Conference.

The Speaker or Presiding Officer who hosts a meeting of the Standing Committee and who is not the Chairperson or an elected member of the Standing Committee shall be an additional member of the Committee for that meeting.

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Chairperson Ex Officio Host of the 2024 Conference
Rt. Hon. Annet Annita Among
Speaker of the Parliament (Future Host 2024)
Uganda
Ex Officio Member(s) Immediate Past Host (2023) Future Host (2026)
Hon. Milton Dick
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Immediate Past Host 2023)
Australia
Hon. Om Birla
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(Future Host 2026)
India
Regional Representatives

Africa 3 representatives

Hon. Sooroojdev Phokeer
Speaker of the National Assembly
Mauritius
Rt. Hon Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti
Speaker of the National Assembly
Zambia
Hon. Moses Wetang'ula
Speaker of the National Assembly
Kenya

Asia 1 representative

Hon. Raja Pervez Ashraf,
Speaker of the National Assembly
Pakistan

Australia /New Zealand 1 representative

Rt. Hon. Adrian Rurawhe
Speaker of the House of Representatives
New Zealand

Canada 1 representative

Hon. Anthony Rota
Speaker of the House of Commons
Canada

Caribbean, Atlantic, and the Americas 2 representatives

Hon. Arthur Holder
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Barbados
Hon. Marisa Dalrymple Philibert
Speaker of the House of Parliament
Jamaica

British Isles and Mediterranean 1 representative

Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle
Speaker of the House of Commons
United Kingdom

India 1 representative

Hon. Om Birla
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
India

Pacific 2 representatives

Rt. Hon. Lord Fakafanua
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Tonga
Vacant

Southeast Asia 1 representative

Hon. Dato` Johari Bin Abdul,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Malaysia



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