22 May 2020 virtual
Parliaments’ Role in Linking Good Security Sector Governance to SDG16 Amid COVID-19 [Virtual]

This webinar is part of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. The session, organized by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), will focus on the role of parliaments in promoting the nexus between peace and sustainable development, as envisaged under SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions). 

Through their role as one of the most prominent oversight bodies of the state, parliaments hold governments accountable for their commitments under the 2030 Agenda, and ensure that national security sectors operate within a framework of democratic civilian control, rule of law, and respect for human rights. This oversight function is especially critical during times of crisis such as COVID-19.

In this session, members of parliament from Colombia, the Gambia, Georgia, and Nepal will share experiences, good practices, and mechanisms as to how parliaments can contribute to realizing the good governance ambitions of SDG 16 and the 2030 Agenda, and how these same principles are essential in the response to COVID-19. 

The speakers will include: Rodrigo Lara Restrepo, Senator, Congress of the Republic of Colombia; Dawda Jawara, Member of the National Assembly of the Gambia; Sophie Kiladze, Member of the Parliament of Georgia; and Deepak Prakash Bhatt, Member of the Federal Parliament of Nepal. 

date: 22 May 2020
time: 15:00 – 16:00 CET
location: virtual
contact: Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
e-mail: w.mcdermott@dcaf.ch
www: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B1 l6SjeQGelVwU11IjH3A

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