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Speech by His Exellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia during the Official Openning of the 134th IPU Assembly in Lusaka

 

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 134TH IPU ASSEMBLY HELD AT GOVERNMENT COMPLEX IN LUSAKA SATURDAY, 19th MARCH, 2016

 

•    THE IPU PRESIDENT, HON SABER CHOWDHURY,

Few highlights in year of mixed results for women¹s participation in parliament

 Geneva, 4th March 2016
 
 An increase in the number of women Speakers of Parliament during 2015  and some regional successes were among the few highlights in what
 proved to be yet another disappointing year for women¹s participation  in parliament, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
 
 IPU¹s ³Women in Parliament 2015: the Year in Review² released ahead of  International Women¹s Day on 8 March, showed that for the second year

World's parliaments pledge to work together to counter terrorism

Lusaka/Geneva, March 2016
 
 Having strongly condemned the terror attacks in Brussels as a brutal  assault on democracy and core human values, the Inter-Parliamentary
 Union (IPU) has today called for a wide range of actions to counter  the growing global threat of terrorism.
 
 In a resolution on peace and international security adopted at the  conclusion of the 134th Assembly in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, IPU
 Members proposed a multi-faceted approach to dismantling terrorist  networks, combatting hatred, and counteracting terrorist propaganda.

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia with his Chinese counterpart

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia with his Chinese counterpart

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Hon. Dr Patrick Matibini, SC with his Chinese counterpart, H.E. Zhang Dejiang, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which is the equivalent of Speaker of National Assembly. The two met on the sidelines of  the 134th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Lusaka, Zambia.

Statement by Mr Fredson K Yamba, Secretary to the Treasury on Unsolicited offers to buy off the Zambia's External Debt

 In the last few days there have been reports in some sections of the  media that the Zambian Government has received unsolicited offers from
 foreign investment agents popularly known as ³Vulture Funds² to buy  off the country¹s external debt. The media reports have made specific
 reference to the already contracted debt particularly the Eurobonds.
 
 
 
 Government would like to categorically state that it has no plans for  any sale of its debt to any investor. The Government is fully

Young MPs set sights on ending corruption and enhancing transparency

Lusaka/Geneva, 18 March 2016
 
 More than 130 young Members of Parliament (MPs) from across the world  committed to enhancing transparency and oversight of public finances
 as a cornerstone of their fight against corruption at the conclusion  of a global conference in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.
 
 The MPs, attending the 3rd IPU Global Conference of Young  Parliamentarians (#youngMPs), set their sights on increased public

Speech by Hon. Speaker at the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

OPENING REMARKS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ZAMBIA, THE HONOURABLE  JUSTICE DR PATRICK MATIBINI, SC, MP, SPEAKER OF  THE  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ZAMBIA,AT THE IPU GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS HELD FROM 16TH-17THMARCH, 2016, AT MULUNGUSHI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE (MICC) LUSAKA, ZAMBIA.

 

Speech by Hon. Speaker at the 23rd meeting of the Women Parliamentarians during the 134th IPU Assembly

 SPEECH BY HON. JUSTICE DR PATRICK MATIBINI, SC, MP, SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ZAMBIA AT THE 23RD MEETING OF THE WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS DURING THE 134TH IPU ASSEMBLY, HELD ON SATURDAY, 19TH MARCH, 2016, AT 09:30 HOURS AT MULUNGUSHI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER
 
THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION;
HON. PROF NKANDU LUO, MP, MINISTER OF GENDER;
HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT;
DISTINGUISHED GUESTS;
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

IPU report reveals chronic under-representation of young people in world's parliaments

Geneva, 16 March 2016

Young people continue to be chronically under-represented in the world's parliaments, a new IPU report has found, at a time when the global youth
population is the largest it has ever been in history.

Youth participation in national parliaments 2016,  launched today during the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Lusaka, Zambia,

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) marks Commonwealth Day 2016

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has marked Commonwealth Day 2016 both in London at the CPA Secretariat and across the CPA regions and
branches.

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