WPL will co-host a side session at the Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development
on 6-7 September. The Forum is organised by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia and invites parliamentarians all over the world to take part in it.
This two-day meeting is a multi-disciplinary dialogue between parliamentarians and stakeholders around the world, filled with a series of promiment speakers, involved parliamentarians and related UN agencies who will look for a participatory, transformative and transparent process and actions to encourage a more inclusive and sustainable word.
The role of Parliaments have been finally recognized in important aspects such as the regular review on the implementation of the SDGs and also the comprehensive involvement of Parliaments. The recognition of the Parliament role in sustainable development goals has provided a new opportunity for members of the Parliament alongside the government and other stakeholders to succed the sustainable development goals.
In order to achieve this, the event will carry out the vision to facilitate the sharing of policy analysis, experience, best practices from cross-country and cross-sectors, increase the understanding of the Parliament on sustainable development patterns, understanding the parliamentary mechanisms that exist in the mainstreaming of sustainable development issues.
It will also sick to build networks between parliaments and stablish a forum to share best practices in dealing with the issue of sustainable development.
This event will have three main sessions where the participants will adress the following topics: ‘Leave no one behind: promoting inclusive and equitable development’, ‘Ending violence, sustaining peace’ and ‘SDGs: climate action’.
Foe further information check the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development agenda
SDGs background information
In September 2015, a new set of development goals that succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been declared by the world leaders in UN Headquarters, New York. The SDGs are people-centered development goals built under the direction of the sustainable development dimensions. All with the pledge to set a better change to the world, to everyone and leaving no one behind.
These SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets and are available at http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
Since SDGs are being regarded as the highest form of political commitment of the UN member states, it is very well expected that they will have an impact that touches the life of society as a whole. Parliament, as the representative of the society has critical roles in determining the success of the SDGs.