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by AGORA moderator
23 February 2018

No policy is gender neutral. As such, the national budget—a government’s most important economic policy tool and a statement of its priorities—needs to be scrutinized through a gender lens to ensure that it meets the needs of women and men equitably.[1] A significant social, political and economic gender gap remains in the world today[2]; which indicates that national policies and budgets do not equitably allocate resources across the gender spectrum....

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by AGORA moderator
22 February 2018


Civil society organizations (CSOs) have been a key stakeholder in the Pro PALOP-TL SAI. The project has established a community of practice of CSOs, Supreme Audit Institutions, Ministries of Finance...

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by AGORA moderator
22 February 2018

Civil society organizations (CSOs) have been a key stakeholder in the Pro PALOP-TL SAI. The project has established a community of practice of CSOs, Supreme Audit Institutions, Ministries of Finance and Parliaments and across the PALOP and Timor Leste, leveraging their synergies for stronger public financial oversight and greater budget...

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by AGORA moderator
20 February 2018

Rappel : qui ratifie les accords commerciaux et pourquoi ?

Le CETA est un accord de compétence «mixte». Il doit être ratifié non seulement par le Conseil de l'UE (les 28 gouvernements nationaux) et le Parlement européen, mais également de manière individuelle par chacun des États membres de l'UE, parce qu'il contient non seulement des dispositions qui sont de la «compétence européenne» en matière commerciale, mais aussi des dispositions pour lesquelles la compétence...

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by AGORA moderator
20 February 2018

The Liberals are planning consultations on the new framework throughout the spring, but already, there are some hints as to what may change

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes his new Indigenous rights framework will transform the government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples by helping to rebuild Indigenous governments and keeping disputes out of the courtroom.

It’s an ambitious plan, especially given the lack of detail in the speech Trudeau made...

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by AGORA moderator
20 February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, marked 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations of Australia and launched the Closing the Gap initiative. Both marked a ‘new era’ in indigenous affairs in Australia but in the decade since, how much has really changed for Indigenous Australians?

In the past year, we have seen acts of self-determination ignored and increasing indication that the lived experience of many Indigenous Australians has deteriorated. Many...

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by AGORA moderator
9 February 2018

President Adama Barrow has launched a National Development Plan (NDP) for The Gambia. The document is the first such after the ouster of long serving leader, Yahya Jammeh.

According to the president: “The goal of the NDP is to deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion and national reconciliation. Adding that: “It aims to revitalize and transform the economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians.”

The launch was held in the presence of the vice-president and...

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by AGORA moderator
5 February 2018

During a meeting with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi on January 20, Martin Chungong appreciated Vietnam’s effort in hosting the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).

He affirmed the IPU always works hard to promote cooperation with its member parliaments, and support their relations with the United Nations.

He said the SDGs self-assessment toolkit for parliaments built by the IPU and the United Nations Development...

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by AGORA moderator
2 February 2018

New Zealand and UNDP Strengthen Partnership in support of Pacific Parliaments

Suva, Fiji – Vanuatu has become the fifth country in the Pacific to receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through a three-year Parliament strengthening project with funding from the New Zealand Government’s Aid Programme.

The UNDP Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI) was initially a NZ$3m funded project providing support to the Parliaments of Cook...

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by AGORA moderator
1 February 2018
A steering committee meeting organized by the Pro PALOP-TL SAI project will bring together about 40 senior officials, representatives of Supreme Audit Institutions, parliaments, national delegations and central services of the European Union, UNDP Country Offices, and governments from the PALOP and Timor-Leste. The meeting will take place on 1-2 February in Lisbon at the Court of Auditors of Portugal. 
 
During the meeting, the Court of Auditors will evaluate four...
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