The Role of Parliamentarians in SDG Monitoring

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What is the role of Parliaments and Parliamentarians across the world when it comes to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How can they mobilise for SDGs in their countries, how can they support in monitoring and reporting about SDGs? Are there any best practices in this field other Parliamentarians can capitalise on to ensure the SDGs are reached?

Join Women Political Leaders (WPL) in Bonn on the 2nd of May, 2019, for the first-time session “The Role of Parliamentarians in SDG Monitoring” organised during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development.

Parliamentarians as peoples’ representatives, legislators, and mobilisers are crucial actors in the SDGs process from local, to national and global level. They are engaged in their communities, knowledgeable about their needs and their assets. With this in mind, it is therefore relevant to increase the participation, capacity, and knowledge of Parliamentarians to support societies in implementing the SDGs.

One way to achieving this goal is to share the experience of women Parliamentarians and to put at the centre of such a discussion best practices of Parliamentary engagements with the SDGs.

The Role of Parliamentarians in SDG Monitoring session is structured in an interactive way to provide the opportunity for participants to share experiences. WPL convenes this session in co-operation with the SDG Action Campaign, and the National Assemblies of Zambia and Pakistan.

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is hosted by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office, as well as other partners. This annual event gathers over 1,500 participants from all over the world from a wide range of constituencies (national and local governments, youth, civil society, private sectors, foundations, media, and music sector). The Festival provides a relevant opportunity for forging new partnerships and coalitions for the SDGs thereby broadening the SDGs global movement.

More details regarding the programme of the Festival here.


  • Milva Ekonomi – Deputy Chair of the Committee of education, media and culture, SDG coordinator, Parliament of Albania
  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron – Congresswoman, Mexico and President Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Emeka Ihedioha – Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and Governor-Elect, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Onofiok Luke – Speaker Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Nigeria
  • Stephen Sang – Governor, Nandi County Government, Republic of Kenya