Asia-Pacific Inter-Parliamentary regional seminar wraps up

2019-05-28 18:36:40

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The second day of the Regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliament on Achieving SDGs continued with sessions and roundtable discussions on climate change, health issues and the role of Parliaments in ensuring the SDGs implementation.

Participants discussed issues related to climate change from an angle mainly focused on the importance of building a culture of prevention and promoting shift to a low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive economy. The UNISDR Programme Officer Ms. Ana Cristina Thorlund and Research Manager of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Ms. Soyoung Lee delivered presentations, highlighting the significance of promoting environmental literacy and increasing awareness on climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Delegates divided in three groups held roundtable discussions to share their experiences and opinions about how parliamentarians can advance SDGs implementation in different areas. Each group summarized its discussion, providing several recommendations on parliament’s role in ensuring SDGs implementation, health and climate change related issues.

The second Regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliament on Achieving SDGs closed on May 28 with the adoption of the outcome document. The IPU President Gabriela Cuevas made closing remarks, giving importance to the inclusive approach and parliament’s cooperation with media, private sector and NGOs in achieving SDGs.