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SPEAKER MATIBINI APPLAUDS IPU FOR SUPPORT

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Rt. Hon Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, FCIArb, BA, MP has  expressed gratitude for the continued technical assistance and further mentioned that the Zambian Parliament was ready to collaborate with the IPU in areas such as the ICT to move towards the creation of an e-parliament and many more which will benefit the institution. Dr Matibini assured Mr Chungong that the creation of the IPU ICT Hub at the Zambian Parliament was a milestone which shows the confidence the IPU has in its member parliaments.

** IPU’s 140th General Assembly session concludes

His Excellency Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud yesterday said Qatar proud of the international appreciation for hosting one of the most successful of IPU and the number of participants in the meetings. Al Mahamoud pointed out that these appreciations and praises expresses the confidence of the member of the Union on the State of Qatar, its Amir, government and people.

Al Mahmoud stressed that as president of the General Assembly, he will do as much as he can to achieve what was agreed on during the meetings of the General Assembly in Qatar in cooperation with the President and Secretary General of the Union.

He added, for the first time, speakers of parliaments held close meeting up on an initiative of the President to discuss a number of issues that help the parliamentary work. Speakers were agreed that there is an opportunity for parliaments to discuss many issues and ideas related to the IPU, which will represents a platform for parliament works in the coming period.

PARLIAMENTARIANS VITAL IN PROMOTING PEACE, SECURITY AND RULE OF LAW

Parliamentarians have been called upon to actively assume their rightful position as the platforms that are uniquely designed and mandated to educate their citizenry on how best to address contentious issues and relationships.

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#IPU140 Assembly in Doha to focus on education, gender equality and counter-terrorism

Geneva, Monday 1 April. For immediate release
Over 1600 parliamentarians, UN partners and experts from around the world will meet in Doha, Qatar, for the 140th IPU Assembly from 6 to 10 April. Under the overarching theme of education for peace, the Assembly will also consider ways in which parliaments can boost gender equality- particularly in the region, take measures to counter terrorism, promote human rights and invest in renewable energy.

MULTILATERALISM KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE POST-COTONOU AGREEMENT, SAYS KOPULANDE

Outgoing Zambia’s representative to the African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA), Dr Sebastian C. Kopulande, Member of Parliament for Chembe Constituency has said that if the post Cotonou Agreement was to meet the needs and aspirations of the EU and ACP countries, there was need to embrace multilateralism.  Multilateralism acknowledges the growing importance of interdependence and cooperation in addressing current global challenges such as poverty, underdevelopment, climate change, terrorism and migration.

PROVIDE IMPETUS FOR REFORM OF PUBLIC ORDER ACT-MATIBINI URGES MPs

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Rt Hon. Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC.,BA, FCIArb, MP has urged Members of Parliament to provide the necessary impetus for the entire reform process of the Public Order Act (POA). The Rt Hon Justice Dr Matibini said that it was imperative and befitting to critically review the POA because it has been controversial for a long time now.

Speaker Matibini thanks Knesst (Parliament of Israel) for ties with NAZ

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt. Hon. Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC., FCIArb, BA, MP has thanked the Knesset (Parliament of Israel) for considering Zambia to be the 39th country in the world to join The International Network of Parliamentary Caucuses.  He said this during the launch of the Zambia Israel Allies Parliamentary Caucus at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, 14th March 2019.

ZAMBIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS PARTICIPATE IN THE MARCH, 2019 PAN AFRICAN PARLIAMENT STATUTORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Zambian Parliamentarians were among the many African Parliamentarians that participated in the March, 2019 Pan African Parliament (PAP) Statutory Committee Meetings that took place in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Tunis, Tunisia. The meetings took place from 27th February to 9th March, 2019.
The meetings were held under the African Union theme for 2019: “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement.”

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The CPA Africa is key to the Implementation of the Agenda 2063 and the SDGs- Says Rt Hon Mr Speaker

The Rt. Hon. Mr Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC., FCIArb, BA, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia has said that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region is key to the implementation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the universally accepted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Take advantage of the training to seal loopholes, Ngulube urges staff

Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly-Administration, Mr Roy Ngulube has urged Parliament Staff to seal all the loop holes that may pose as a potential hindrance to achieving the institution’s set objectives.   Mr Ngulube said this when he officially opened the Self Assessment training Workshop at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, 20th February, 2019.

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