The Interregional Seminar on Parliamentary Capacity Building and the Further Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is intended to foster interregional exchanges on SDGs implementation between Asian and African parliaments. The Seminar will take place in Beijing, China, from 10 to 12 September 2018 and will be followed by a field trip in China until 17 September. It is being organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and China’s National People’s Congress, and is the third of a series of IPU regional seminars in the country to advance the work and contribution of parliaments to the SDGs.
The Seminar will discuss how parliaments can effectively engage in lawmaking to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs, and share successful experience in their own countries. Special emphasis will be placed on south-south development cooperation, the role of legislative bodies in achieving the SDGs, as well as on innovative development and well-being for all. The Seminar will allow the participants to proactively engage on these issues and to elaborate concrete strategies, actions and recommendations so as to advance parliamentary engagement on the SDGs.
The Seminar is intended for Members of Parliament from Ethiopia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China. The languages of the event are English and Chinese.