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serbia parliament

SDG implementation in Serbia: cross-party parliamentary groups

The informal Focus Group of the National Assembly of Serbia for the development of oversight mechanisms on SDG implementation (SDG Focus Group) was established in 2017 and consists of 15 members from different political parties and parliamentary committees. Members coordinate
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uganda

Parliamentary engagement in national development plans in Uganda

The Uganda Parliamentary Forum on SDGs (UPFSDGs) was originally tasked to oversee implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, but transitioned to include oversight of the SDGs. The Forum focuses its work on ensuring that national development policies and legislation are
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NorthSouthDialogue

North-South Partnerships for the SDGs- Austria and Zambia

The NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments (PNSD) was an initiative funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and implemented by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) which supported collaboration between the Austrian Parliament and partner parliaments in the global
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china sdgs

China: balancing economic growth, well-being, and environmental protection

In recent years, the NPC has made significant legislative progress to enable implementation of the SDGs. For example, regarding the ecosystem and environment, the NPC has adopted an amendment to China’s Constitution which now incorporates “ecological civilization”. The NPC has
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fiji sdgs

Fiji Parliament works with government and civil society on climate change

The Fijian Parliament is wholly focused on mainstreaming the SDGs into the work of its six standing committees: (1) Social Affairs; (2) Natural Resources; (3) Justice, Law and Human Rights; (4) Foreign Affairs and Defence; (5) Economic Affairs; and (6)
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Nigerian National Assembly i

Women’s political empowerment in Nigeria

On 18 July the IPU Gender Partnership Group and the National Assembly of Nigeria held an online briefing on women’s political empowerment to promote women’s participation in parliament in view of the 2023 Nigerian elections. There were 20 participants, including
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uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis SDGs commission targets policy reform

Uzbekistan's Parliamentary Commission on monitoring the implementation of national priorities and the SDGs is mandated to mainstream the SDGs across the core functions of Parliament, with a focus on strengthening parliament’s role in monitoring and overseeing government policies and actions
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thailand

Thailand accelerates SDGs progress

After the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the National Assembly of Thailand established the parliamentary Sub-Committee on Follow-up and Review of SDGs Implementation and International Obligations which is responsible for monitoring national compliance and progress in that
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spain solar

Spain’s specialized parliamentary committee on SDG implementation

In 2020 the Spanish Senate formed a joint permanent parliamentary committee for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, involving members from both the Congress of Deputies and the Senate. One of the first tasks for the SDG Committee was to
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Pakistan

Pakistan improves access to healthcare for vulnerable and marginalized communities

In 2016, the National Assembly of Pakistan unanimously adopted a resolution on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, explicitly recognizing the direct applicability of the SDGs to the national development framework. After adoption of the resolution, the National Assembly established
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Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s innovative, rights-based approach to ensure no one is left behind

The National Assembly of Nicaragua formed a monitoring group to oversee compliance with the SDGs. The Group prepares evaluation reports and develops other knowledge products to support MPs’ work. Close work with the General Directorate of Legislative Affairs and the
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mexico

Mexico promotes public participation in climate change laws

In implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Mexican Senate has established a Special Commission, comprised of 18 Senators from all political parties and across different states. Senators are also members of other commissions, which allows them to promote
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indonesia

Indonesia experiments with open-access SDG portals

The House of Representatives’ Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation has established a dedicated taskforce with two main objectives: (i) to facilitate systematic parliamentary engagement in the SDGs; and (ii) to build and promote partnerships with national and international partners for the
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UK

United Kingdom: Empowering the disadvantaged and leaving no one behind

In a typical year, the Parliament of the United Kingdom (both the House of Commons and the House of Lords) spends just over £10 million on education and outreach. In its strategy, the institution describes this approach as “targeted engagement”
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south africa

South Africa: Mainstreaming citizen engagement in the constitution

The work of the Parliament of South Africa highlights good practices in institutionalizing and embedding public engagement, based on specific requirements in the country’s Constitution. Parliament has made efforts to ensure that its engagement practices: align practical actions with cultural
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fiji

Fiji: Embracing participatory democracy

After eight years of interruption involving several military coups, the Parliament of Fiji was re-established under a new Constitution in 2014. Following substantial voter turnout, the new parliament recognized from the outset the importance of engaging with the community to
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brazil

Brazil: A digitally mature parliament

The Parliament of Brazil consistently ranks at the very top in terms of digital maturity. The Chamber of Deputies is noted for its world-leading HackerLab, its innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI), and its rapid and agile deployment of the
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Public meeting in Mali

IPU supports citizen engagement to foster reconciliation in Mali

Since 2012, Mali has been experiencing a period of instability and conflict, due to the occupation of the north of the country by armed groups, numerous terrorist attacks and inter-community violence. In addition, in August 2020, following the overthrow of
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algeria

When quotas go wrong - and what to do about it

Quotas are critical in ensuring greater representation of women, according to the latest IPU Women in Parliament report. The numbers are clear. In 2021, countries with some form of gender quotas elected 31.9 per cent women on average to their
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FGM midwife

IPU encourages dialogue among MPs in Sierra Leone with a view to ending FGM

Sunday February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the world a girl falls victim to FGM. Four million girls are at risk of being excised every year. Even though FGM can be life-threatening to women, it remains deeply entrenched in some societies.
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