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Second Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliaments on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Ulaabaatar
Mongolia

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The State Great Hural of Mongolia and the Inter-Parliamentary Union are jointly organizing the Second Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliaments on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The seminar will take place in Ulaanbaatar from 27 to 28 May 2019 and will follow up on the conclusions of the first seminar on this topic held in Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) in 2017.

The aim of the seminar is to further define the opportunities and challenges facing parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region in exercising their role in SDGs implementation. It will provide a platform to share experiences, facilitate mutual learning on meeting the SDGs, engage in comprehensive discussions and get acquainted with good practices in developing effective parliamentary strategies for SDGs implementation.

Particular emphasis will be placed on heightening understanding about how parliaments can institutionalize the SDGs, promote convergence between the 2030 Agenda and national action plans and build coherence around the SDGs at the policy level.

The working language at the event is English.

- Registration
- Opening session
Welcoming keynote addresses by senior officials of the State Great Hural and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Group photo
- Session I: Results obtained by Parliaments in the region by overseeing the implementation of the SDGs: The role of self-assessment
- Coffee break
- Session II: Education as a critical precondition to break the cycle of poverty
- Lunch
- Session III: Ensuring good health and well-being for all through the SDGs
- Coffee break
- Session IV: What are the lessons to be learned and what preventive measures can be taken to fight against climate change?
- Official Dinner hosted by H.E. Mr.L.Enkh-Amgalan, Vice-Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia and Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Group of Mongolia

- Roundtable Discussions
- Session V: Engaging with citizens to ensure national ownership and support monitoring of progress
- Closing session – Adoption of the outcome document
- Lunch
- Field visit
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