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by AGORA moderator
14 December 2017
Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange
 
Wellington, New Zealand — Strengthening the functioning of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) is essential for Pacific Parliaments to effectively scrutinize public finances.
 
The role of PACs in most Pacific countries covers two key aspects of the...
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by AGORA moderator
13 December 2017
First opposed, then endorsed. It’s now pledged, but called “unworkable.”
 
In Canada the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is not ratified, nor from a legal perspective even really understood.
 
The history of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous rights has been a sordid one. But all that...
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by AGORA moderator
13 December 2017
WINDHOEK-(MaraviPost)-The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum (PF) has set model law intends to guide regional states on electoral processes.
 
The model law is expected to be adopted by regional states parliament which will be embedded into already existed parliamentary laws.
 
Key components in...
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by AGORA moderator
12 December 2017
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world’s smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.
 
Her reply: “It isn’t.”
 
Iceland has a female prime...
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by AGORA moderator
11 December 2017
Like previous years, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign remained in focus across the country as special events and activities were organised in this regard on the government and civil society levels. This international campaign starts from Nov 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on Dec 10, the International Human Rights Day.
 
The representatives of governments and civil society organisations...
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by AGORA moderator
11 December 2017
AGORA has launched a new e-learning course exploring how budget oversight is a precondition for making Sustainable Development Goals a reality. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Project for strengthening technical and functional skills of Supreme Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the control of public finances in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Pro PALOP-TL SAI). The project is fully funded by the European Union and managed directly by the UNDP...
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by AGORA moderator
11 December 2017
Our e-Learning course on strong oversight of extractive industries is now available on AGORA. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Project for strengthening technical and functional skills of Supreme Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the control of public finances in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Pro PALOP-TL SAI). The project is fully funded by the European Union and managed directly by UNDP.
 
Extractive...
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by AGORA moderator
11 December 2017
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are revolutionizing the way communications and information sharing take place in work environments. This also applies to parliaments. ICT allow parliaments to conduct their activities in a more efficient, effective, and transparent manner, while also unlocking better ways for parliaments to connect with their citizens. 
 
Throughout the...
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by AGORA moderator
1 December 2017

Last week, International IDEA launched its new flagship publication The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy’s Resilience in a series of events across the globe. The report comes at a time of widespread concern about the future of democracy and the erosion of democratic values, and it addresses such concerns by tracing the progress of democracy across a...
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by AGORA moderator
1 December 2017
The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Sri Lankan civil society leader Jehan Perera about constitutional reform. Perera is the Executive Director of the National Peace Council, a nongovernmental organization based in Colombo.
 
The Diplomat: How have negotiations pertaining to a new constitution been going?
 
Jehan Perera: There was a three day parliamentary debate last month on a report on constitutional reform by a select...
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