This session focuses on the crucial role of parliaments in promoting the nexus between peace and sustainable development envisaged under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16. Through their role as one of the most prominent oversight bodies of the state, parliaments hold governments accountable for their commitments under the 2030 Agenda, and ensure that national security sectors operate within a framework of democratic civilian control, rule of law and respect for human rights – thereby contributing to peace, justice and security. This oversight function is especially critical during times of crisis, as we are facing today with the challenges posed by Covid-19.
In this session, member of Parliaments from Colombia, the Gambia, Georgia and Nepal will share experiences, good practices and mechanisms as to how parliaments can contribute to realizing the good governance ambitions of SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda, and how these same principles are essential in the response to Covid-19.
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