The Interregional Seminar on Parliamentary Capacity Building and the Further Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is intended to foster interregional exchanges on SDGs implementation between Asian and African parliaments. The Seminar will take place in Beijing, China, from 5 to 7 September 2017 followed by a field trip in China until 17 September to familiarize the parliamentarians with the Chinese climate change mitigation models and technology developments. It is being organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and China’s National People’s Congress, and is the second of a series of IPU regional seminars in the country to advance the work and contribution of parliaments to the SDGs.
The Seminar will discuss how parliaments can effectively engage in law-making to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs, and share successful experience in their own countries. Special emphasis will be placed on south-south development cooperation for the SDG achievement, SDG-related legislation as well as climate change and environment-related technologies. The Seminar will allow the participants to proactively engage on these issues and elaborate concrete strategies, actions and recommendations to advance parliamentary engagement on the SDGs.
The Seminar is intended for Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff from Benin, Cameroon, China, Djibouti, Ivory Coast, Laos and Viet Nam. The languages of the event are French and Chinese.