The SDGs and LGBT rights constitute two new areas of parliamentary development to which deputies around the world have to adapt their respective legislative proposals, parliamentary budgets and oversight functions. In relation to this, the AGORA Portal for Parliamentary Development is pleased to announce the availability on its website of a toolkit and a handbook for parliamentarians interested in these topics.
Developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the "Parliaments and the Sustainable Development Goals" self-assessment toolkit can be accessed here.
Additionally, the UNDP's Handbook for Parliamentarians about "Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People" can be read by clicking on this link.
We hope you enjoy exploring these novel layers of parliamentary development.