Organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal
The Assembly of the Republic of Portugal and the Inter-Parliamentary Union are jointly organizing the upcoming second Regional Seminar on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the IPU’s Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group. The seminar will take place in Lisbon from 5 to 6 June 2019 and will follow up on the conclusions of the first seminar on this topic held in Israel in 2018.
The seminar will aim to further define the opportunities and challenges facing parliaments of the Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group in implementing the SDGs. Special emphasis will be placed on heightening understanding about how parliaments can institutionalize the SDGs, promote convergence between the 2030 Agenda and national action plans and build coherence around the SDGs at the policy level. The seminar also aims to enable an exchange of ideas and facilitate mutual learning on meeting the SDGs, with an eye on sharing good practices and lessons learned.
The seminar will focus on two Sustainable Development Goals: SDG-3—Good Health and Well-being and SDG-9—Industry, innovation and infrastructures. In addition to discussions with the relevant experts, visits to centers of excellence in the areas of innovation and health are also planned.
The working languages of the seminar will be English, French and Portuguese.