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”,

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


  • Review existing legislation, propose amendments and/or draft new legislation
  • Ensure legal frameworks exist to enable the achievement of the SDGs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Sustainable Development Goals


Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union




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



Complementary Information:


Parliaments in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Country Parliament

Antigua and Barbuda

Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda


National Congress of Argentina


Parliament of the Bahamas


Parliament of Barbados


National Assembly of Belize

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia


National Congress of Brazil


National Congress of Chile


Congress of Colombia

Costa Rica

Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica


National Assembly of People's Power


House of Assembly of Dominica

Dominican Republic

Congress of the Dominican Republic


National Assembly of Ecuador

El Salvador

Legislative Assembly of El Salvador


The Parliament of Grenada


Congress of the Republic of Guatemala


National Assembly of Guyana


Haitian Parliament


National Congress of Honduras


Parliament of Jamaica


Congress of the Union


National Assembly of Nicaragua


National Assembly of Panama


Congress of Paraguay


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


National Assembly of Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago


General Assembly of Uruguay

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Bolivarian government of Venezuela