Legislation on climate action is critical for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, and to bring down global temperatures to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
Parliamentarians in Djibouti have been showcasing their work to promote and protect human rights through a new campaign launched by the President of the country’s National Assembly and targeted at their citizens.
Research has shown that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies.
According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU’s) latest Women in Parliament in 2021 report, the global proportion of women lawmakers is increasing as more countries achieve gender parity in parliament.
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) has commemorated its 130th anniversary of promoting global peace by co-hosting a virtual event with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Themed, “Getting to Zero: Mobilizing Parliaments for Action on Climate Change,” the 144th IPU Assembly held in Indonesia, attracted lawmakers from around 110 national parliaments.
In a historic first, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution highlighting the critical role of parliaments in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A staunch gender-equality advocate, Martin Chungong, was re-elected as Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the 143rd IPU Assembly in Spain. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
Published by IPU, ‘Guidelines for parliamentarians on budgeting for the SDGs’, will enable parliamentarians to clearly understand issues relating to budgeting, monitoring and policy choices for SDGs.
About 70 parliaments across the world attended the ‘First Global Parliamentary Meeting on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs), organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Indonesian House of Reps.