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by AGORA moderator
27 July 2016

This blog was cross-posted from the World Bank's blog.

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by AGORA moderator
27 July 2016
How parliaments may foster sustainable development by taking action on Goal 16 

The importance of the Goal 16 for the achievement of targets under the global agenda 2030 for sustainable development, has been...

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by AGORA moderator
27 July 2016

 

Our Introduction to Parliaments e-learning course is now available in Portuguese on the E-Learning Portal. The lusophone version has been developed as part of the Project for Strengthening technical and functional skills of Supreme Audit Institutions,...

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by AGORA moderator
27 July 2016

 

Our e-learning course on Public Financial Management (PFM) is now available in Portuguese on the E-Learning Portal. The course has been developed by the Project for strengthening technical and functional skills of Supreme Audit Institutions, National...

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by AGORA moderator
26 July 2016

United Nations, July 14 2016 – A coalition of international organizations today launched an online initiative to chart progress on one of the most challenging of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the commitment to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies” in all parts of the world, with measurable objectives in specific target areas.

The SDGs were adopted unanimously by the 193 UN member states in September 2015 to guide national and international development...

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by AGORA moderator
25 July 2016
  • The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) has published an evaluation of its performance in recent years.
  • Given that conflict may disproportionately affect women, the report addresses the effects...
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by AGORA moderator
25 July 2016
  • The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) has published an evaluation of its performance in recent years
  • As many FCS economies are highly dependent on extractive industries, the Bank Group and...
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by AGORA moderator
11 July 2016

We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. So why is it that they are so often absent from discussions surrounding the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda and its implementation?

The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in 2000 acknowledged the...

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by AGORA moderator
30 June 2016

Each year the World Bank Parliamentary Strengthening Program and the Parliament of Finland hold the Annual Helsinki Parliamentary Seminar which brings together Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and thought leaders from around the globe to share experience and knowledge in critical parliamentary developmental issues.

The 2016 event (May 16-18) under the theme “Closing the Gender Gap in Parliaments” explored the factors that impede greater participation by...

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by AGORA moderator
1 July 2016

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation launched a publication to highlight good practices from Southern nations that are relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication is a collection of Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for sustainable Development aims to demonstrate the efficacy of South-South and triangular cooperation in fostering joint...

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