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2019 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations

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New York,
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Emerging Challenges to Multilateralism: A Parliamentary Response

United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber, Secretariat Building 

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Opening remarks of the President of the IPU, Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron
Opening remarks of President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
Keynote address of United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres

The 2019 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations will take place on 21-22 February in New York.

The international community and national governments are contending with global issues such as climate change, migrants and refugees, sustainable development, and nuclear disarmament, amongst others, where no one country can go it alone. Political commitment to international agreements is proving harder to achieve and maintain. Strengthening multilateralism was a recurring theme in many statements made by Heads of State and Government during the General Debate of the UN General Assembly last September.

There is therefore an urgent need to engage parliaments in a discussion on the future of multilateralism to renew trust and confidence in the multilateral system, with the United Nations at its center.

This year’s hearing will review the multilateral system to ensure that all countries can contribute to decisions that affect the entire global community. In this context, the hearing will discuss how national politics and institutions can strengthen the multilateral system in all its aspects.

- Opening session with Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President, 72nd General Assembly, and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, IPU, followed by an video presentation
Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd General Assembly, and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the IPU
- Multilateralism at a crossroads: Overall assessment and emerging challenges
- The national dimension of multilateralism: Institutional reforms for better politics
- Lunch break
- Keynote statement: UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres
- Gender equality at the United Nations and beyond
- Investing in multilateralism: The UN funding gap
- Reception Visitors Center, North Entrance

- Towards more responsive global governance: The revitalization of the General Assembly
- Making conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping more effective
- Lunch break
- The multilateral system in the public eye: The impact of mass communications
- Meeting evaluation
- Closing session
Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd General Assembly, and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the IPU
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