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July 13, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 EDT

High Level Political Forum Side Event: Parliaments' Contributions to SSG and SDG16

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This High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side Event focuses on the crucial role of parliaments in promoting the nexus between peace and sustainable development envisaged under Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16).

Through their role as one of the most prominent oversight bodies of the state, parliaments hold governments accountable for their commitments under the 2030 Agenda, and ensure that national security sectors operate within a framework of democratic civilian control, rule of law, and respect for human rights – thereby contributing to peace, justice and security. This oversight function is especially critical during times of crisis, as we are facing today with the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Ahead of the presentation of their country’s Voluntary National Review (VNR), members of parliaments from around the world will showcase how their work contributes to realizing the good governance ambitions of SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda, and how these same principles are essential in the response to COVID-19. Panelists will also share their experience and insight regarding their country’s VNR.

The following MPs will share their experiences:

  •     Ms. Nielsen Pérez Pérez, Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica

  •     Ms. Sophie Kiladze, Parliament of Georgia

  •     Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt, Federal Parliament of Nepal


To watch the recording of the webinar, please click here.