Transforming the SDGs into everyday reality: The role of parliaments


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Noon Seminar Series

When: Jul 19 2018 - 12:00pm until Jul 19 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125, East-West Center

Parliaments play an important role in contributing to the implementation and realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Strong parliaments are at the heart of democracy and good governance. They are central to ensuring that national efforts, policies, and programs deliver benefits for all people. This session will present the successes and challenges faced in efforts to put forward strategies that enhance the role and impact of parliaments. This will include a discussion on the role of international organizations in supporting positive change within parliaments and societies.

Video of Martin Chungong's presentation on 7/19/18 at East-West Center:

In 2014, Martin Chungong became the first African and non-European to be elected Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). A native of Cameroon, he is a leader in helping parliaments become more transparent, accountable, representative, and effective democratic institutions. He has an impressive portfolio in promoting dialogue and conflict resolution, especially in countries emerging from conflict or transition. Mr. Chungong is also an IPU International Gender Champion and part of a network of decision makers committed to breaking down gender barriers. For more information on International Gender Champions visit:

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