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UAE to update IPU on its response to global financial crisis

posted on 17/10/2009: 704 views

Geneva - The UAE will update the 121st general assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its implementation of resolutions dealing with the international financial crisis during its meeting here on 19-22 October.

Rashid Al Shiraiqi, member of the Federal National Council and head of the UAE delegation, will present a paper in this respect on special debate on ensuring effective follow up to IPU decisions on the global economic crisis.

The FNC will also submit a request for the inclusion of a supplementary item to the IPU agenda on the economic and social risks of the A flu H1N1 which will be debated in the session: Role of MPs and regional and other parliamentary assemblies and organizations in combating the virus.

The UAE will also participate in the meeting of the IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs which will convene during the 121st IPU assembly. The Committee will hear a presentation of some of the findings of the IPU survey on interaction between Parliaments and the United Nations and discuss the different practices and recommend avenues for future action. The Committee will then discuss how to achieve closer cooperation within the parliamentary community at the regional and global levels.

Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, FNC member, will represent the Arab parliamentary group on the IPU coordinating meeting of women MPs.

The UAE will also take part in the 185th session of the governing council of the IPU from 19-21 October.

Some 1,000 delegates, including Speakers of national parliaments from 23 countries will gather at the 121st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), from 19 to 21 October 2009, at the Centre international de Conferences de Genève (CICG).

During three days of discussions, the participants will debate major issues on the international agenda, such as cooperation and shared responsibility in the global fight against organized crime, the role of parliaments in developing South-South and Triangular Cooperation with a view to accelerating achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and youth participation in the democratic process. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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