IPU Logo Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals
for the Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe
Chamber of Deputies
Chamber of Deputies
Organized jointly by the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament
and the Inter-Parliamentary Union
18-19 April 2016, Bucharest (Romania)

In September 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will inform their development agendas and policies over the next 15 years.

The Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe first met to discuss concrete steps to help implement the SDGs in their countries and the region on the occasion of a Regional Seminar held in Bucharest in June 2015. On this occasion, they adopted an outcome document that calls for concrete parliamentary action in a number of key areas, including through adoption of national sustainable development strategies and tackling environmental risk and climate change. This seminar will follow up on the conclusions of the 2015 event and will aim to further define the opportunities and challenges facing parliaments in exercising their role in the implementation of the SDGs

The proceedings will be conducted in English only.


IPU President's speech to Romanian Parliament [PDF]New!
Outcome document [PDF]
Romanian Parliament declaration on SDGs [PDF]
Invitation letter [PDF]
Concept note [PDF]
General information [PDF]
Draft programme [PDF]


First Regional Seminar on the SDGs for the Parliaments of Eastern and Central Europe
Sustainable Development Goals
IPU Hanoi Declaration "The Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action"
Outcome document of the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament [PDF]
Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Romania
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