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  • The Speaker of the House, Hon. Michael Peart, MP, and the President of the Senate, Senator Hon. Floyd Morris will represent Jamaica at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament to be hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
  • This Conference is part of the series of high-level meetings leading up to the UN Summit in late September 2015, at which the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be launched.
  • The Conference will focus on peace, democracy and development as seen through the parliamentary lens and will provide a forum for dialogue and cooperation between parliaments from across the world.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Michael Peart, MP, and the President of the Senate, Senator Hon. Floyd Morris will represent Jamaica at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament to be hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

This Conference is part of the series of high-level meetings leading up to the UN Summit in late September 2015, at which the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be launched.  The Conference will focus on peace, democracy and development as seen through the parliamentary lens and will provide a forum for dialogue and cooperation between parliaments from across the world.

Jamaica’s interests will be emphasised at a bilateral meeting to be attended by the Speaker, the President, and the IPU Secretary General, Mr. Martin Chungong on Monday, August 31 and again at a working luncheon between the Secretary General, IPU President Mr. Saber Chowdhury, and the President of the Senate on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Ms. Valrie Curtis, Deputy Clerk to the Houses of Parliament, will provide administrative support to the delegation.

At the end of the Conference participants will adopt a declaration that recognises the role of the legislature in making laws to support the Sustainable Development Goals and other international agreements and the duty of parliaments to hold governments accountable for taking action to implement them.

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