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by AGORA moderator
1 December 2016

In the past few years, as a result of gender-sensitive policy reforms in South Africa, the political representation of women has improved in the parliament. This said, South African women still face challenges to their full participation in the country’s public and political life.

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by Mathilde Tison
2 December 2016

On November the 4th 2016, exactly one month after the deposition of the ratification’s instrument of the 55 parties accounting for 55% of global greenhouse gas emission and just a few days before the official launching of COP 22 in Marrakech, the Paris Agreement entered into force. Setting their political and economic differences aside, the 193 parties agreed to reduce their gas emission to restraint global warming within the scope of 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature...

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by AGORA moderator
30 November 2016

Learning Exchange Meeting for Parliamentary Staff, Kampala – Uganda, 15 -16 November 2016

Fourteen members of parliamentary staff from the Parliaments of Ghana, Uganda...

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by AGORA moderator
29 November 2016

With growing focus on the importance of driving concerted climate action, IIED is calling for a more effective 'ambition mechanism' to be included in rules for the Paris Agreement.

The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury, has told IIED that raising the ambition of the UN climate agreement is "absolutely critical".

The IPU is the international organisation for national parliaments and the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue. It brings...

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by AGORA moderator
30 November 2016

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, things are moving! We live in a world that is becoming more and more complex, whether it be in social, economic or political terms. With the introduction of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we now have to adapt and adjust our practices in order to achieve such goals both efficiently and effectively.

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by AGORA moderator
29 November 2016

Moldovan parliamentarians and staffers have joined the Global United Nations Campaign UNiTE - 16-days of activism against gender based violence campaign.

On the launch of the 16-days Campaign on November 25, the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Andrian Candu, opened the plenary session...

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by AGORA moderator
24 November 2016

Fourteen members of parliamentary staff from the Parliaments of Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe will meet in Kampala, Uganda from 15 to 16 November 2016 to explore ways of improving evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) in parliaments. The meeting will be held at the Hotel Africana.

The meeting which is dubbed a...

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by AGORA moderator
24 November 2016

Remote-controlled vehicles will soon begin churning up the ocean floor off the cost of Papua New Guinea, searching for millions of tons of copper and gold. In 2011, Canada-based Nautilus Minerals, Inc. was granted a 20-year mining license by the government of Papua New Guinea to begin exploring almost 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles) in the Bismarck Sea. The project, called “Solwara 1,” was...

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by AGORA moderator
23 November 2016

Bhutan is on the verge of celebrating a decade of democracy, but democratic culture has yet to find firm footing. Communication between citizen and parliamentarians is limited by distance, rugged terrain, weather and expensive ICT...

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by AGORA moderator
30 November 2016

The importance of Open Government

Open Governance as a public policy is based on the integration of the principles of transparency, access to information and the effective participation of citizens in the State’s operating procedures.

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