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Second Regional Seminar for Parliaments of the Caribbean: Strengthening parliamentary action on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

Summary

Organized jointly by the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-Parliamentary Union are jointly organizing the Second Regional Seminar for Parliaments of the Caribbean, entitled Strengthening parliamentary action on the Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar will take place in Port of Spain on 5 and 6 December 2019 and will build on the conclusions of the first seminar, held in Paramaribo, Suriname, in 2018.

The aim of the seminar is to further explore the opportunities and challenges facing parliaments in the Caribbean region in exercising their role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Following the priorities identified in the Paramaribo Declaration, special emphasis will be placed on action taken by parliaments in the Caribbean region on climate change, as well as on the impact of climate change on health and the role of parliaments in health emergency preparedness and response.

The seminar will also showcase good practices in terms of introducing, managing and sharing innovation in parliament as a way for parliamentary institutions to become more transparent, accountable and effective. The event will act as a platform for parliamentarians of the Caribbean to share experiences and good practices and foster parliamentary cooperation on their shared concerns.

The working language of the event is English.