Parliament first in the world to carry out self-assessment on the SDG’s
08:18 Sat Oct 07, 2017
Report by: Praneeta Prakash
The Parliament has made history for being the first in the world to carry out a self-assessment exercise on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu congratulated members of the parliament during a workshop on the Parliamentary Engagement with the 2030 Agenda and SDGs adding this was a milestone achievement.
He says this exercise shows strong commitment and domestic ownership of the SDGs and sets a good example for other parliaments to follow suit.
Seruiratu says the self-assessment that is being undertaken with the assistance of the Inter Paliamentary Union may conclude with an action plan that will set out concrete activities and areas of engagement for our Parliament.
He adds Fiji has already taken the lead role on issues ranging from the SDGs, Gender Equality, to Human Rights although being one of the newest members of the IPU.
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni says the is doing its part to mainstream the SDGs into its work such as legislative scrutiny, civic education and capacity-building for MPs and the secretariat.
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