Strenthening Parliaments to Implement Relevant Policies

A workshop began yesterday for the Pacific Parliamentarians on Advocacy Groups on Population and Development in Port Moresby.

The workshop involved members from Australia, New Zealand, Cook Island, Tonga, Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu anPNG amongst thers.


Discussed were priority concerns for Pacific nations in promoting Human Rights, developmentohealth, education and positive behaviour through appropriate legislation.


The comprehensive meeting was held atthe Parliament State Function Room.


The main emphasis was to drive advocacy and strenthen parliaments to implement relevant policies for Pacific nations.


Director for Strategic Partnership and Advocacy fromthe Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), Gessen Roccas, said nations must take a collective effort to address issues.


Pacific Coordinator of AFPPD, John Hyde, addressedthe member nations stressing that points gthered will be important for parliaments to pass appropriate legislation.


The discussions embracedthe engagement of parliamentarians to pursue development through Clean Policy Agenda, Attainable Advocacy Plan and Implementation Mechanism.

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