Parliaments

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We acknowledge also the essential role of national parliaments through their enactment of legislation and adoption of budgets and their role in ensuring accountability for the effective implementation of our commitments*.

 

 

*(Paragraph 45 of A/RES/70/1. “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/70/1)

Private Sector

Engaging Parliaments in the implementation, follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda is critical to achieving the SDGs. Through their efforts to enact laws, adopt budgets, and monitor accountability, parliaments play a strategic role in ensuring that governments effectively implement global commitments at the national level.

The SDGs are a robust framework around which parliaments can base their strategic plans and pursue their oversight and accountability work. In this way, the SDGs are also an opportunity for parliamentarians to demonstrate their commitment to improve people's lives and the health of the planet, on which all human existence depends.

Thus, parliamentarians can support the 2030 Agenda through their work on (i) law-making, (ii) budgeting (iii) oversight and (iv) representation.

Parliaments and the 2030 Agenda

Legislación
  • Review existing legislation, propose amendments and/or draft new legislation
  • Ensure legal frameworks exist to enable the achievement of the SDGs
Presupuesto
  • Review budget allocation for achievement of the SDGs
  • Ensure fiscal and other economnic policies are aligned to the national SDG plan
  • Analyze effectiveness of government expenditure on SDG achievement
Rendición de cuentas
  • Overall oversight of SDG implementation through Parliamentary Committees
  • Verify necesary data related to SDG implementation is collected and gaps addressed
  • Readjust Parliamentary Committee's own interventions
Representación
  • Reach out to constituents and identify gaps and weaknesses in SDG implementation
  • Ensure no one gets left behind by hearing the voices of the excluded and marginalized

The Inter-Parliamentary Union

The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments. What began in 1889 as a small group of parliamentarians, dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue, has since grown into a truly global organization of national parliaments. Today, our membership inches ever closer to being universal, with 179 Member Parliaments ,12 Associate Members, and increasing numbers of parliamentarians from all over the world involved in our work.

Parliamentary Associations in Latina America and the Caribbean and the 2030 Agenda:

Parliamentarians for the Americas
ParlAmericas

Parliamentarians for the Americas

Latin American and Caribbean Parliament
Parlatino

Latin American and Caribbean Parliament

Parliament of the Mercosur
Parlasur

Parliament of the Mercosur

Central American Parliament
Parlacen

Central American Parliament

Parliaments in Latin America and the Caribbean

 
Country
Parliament
 

Antigua and Barbuda

Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda
 

Argentina

National Congress of Argentina
 

Bahamas

Parliament of the Bahamas
 

Barbados

Parliament of Barbados
 

Belize

National Assembly of Belize
 

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia
 

Brazil

National Congress of Brazil
 

Chile

National Congress of Chile
 

Colombia

Congress of Colombia
 

Costa Rica

Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
 

Cuba

National Assembly of People's Power
 

Dominicana

House of Assembly of Dominica
 

Dominican Republic

Congress of the Dominican Republic
 

Ecuador

National Assembly of Ecuador
 

El Salvador

Legislative Assembly of El Salvador
 

Grenada

The Parliament of Grenada
 

Guatemala

Congress of the Republic of Guatemala
 

Guyana

National Assembly of Guyana
 

Haiti

Haitian Parliament
 

Honduras

National Congress of Honduras
 

Jamaica

Parliament of Jamaica
 

Mexico

Congress of the Union
 

Nicaragua

National Assembly of Nicaragua
 

Panama

National Assembly of Panama
 

Paraguay

Congress of Paraguay
 

Peru

Congress of the Republic of Peru
 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis
 

Saint Lucia

House of Assembly of Saint Lucia
 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 

Suriname

National Assembly of Suriname
 

Trinidad and Tobago

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
 

Uruguay

General Assembly of Uruguay
 

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Bolivarian government of Venezuela