New Development Agenda a generational Challenge for World's Parliaments

Geneva, 25 September 2015: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) IPU has welcomed the adoption of a new sustainable development agenda for the world as a turning point in efforts to shape our future and commits to doing its utmost to help achieve success.
A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formally adopted at a UN Summit at its Headquarters in New York (25-27 September), are ground-breaking commitments to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty within 15 years, reduce inequalities and secure both prosperity and the planet for future generations.

IPU Press Release

Realising the rights of children:
Nine policies contend for international award
Shortlist highlights successful approaches from Africa, the Americas and Europe

Enlightened Citizens Make Democracy Thrive Says Speaker Matibini

Speaker of National Assembly Hon Dr Patrick Matibini, MP SC has said democracy thrives when citizens are enlightened. 

The first Circuit Court Sessions to held in Ndola

The Tax Appeals Tribunal (formally Revenue Appeals Tribunal) is a statutory body created by Act No. 11 of 1998 as amended by Act No. 1 of 2015 to provide a specialized and speedy forum to resolve tax related disputes between Taxpayers and the Zambia Revenue Authority.

The President Launches the 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment.

The president of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar C Lungu recently launched the 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment. The President launched the two documents in Lusaka on 12th August, 2015.

H.E The President to officially open Parliament on Friday 18th Sept 2015

National Assembly of Zambia

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu will on Friday, 18th September 2015 officially open the Fifth Session of the 11th National Assembly.

MPs cardinal in implementation of SDGs – Speaker Matibini

NEW YORK, Tuesday, 2 September, 2015 – Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, The Right Honourable Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, says Members of Parliament are in vantage position to contribute to the shaping, advancement and implementation of sustainable development agenda.

Parliamentary leaders’ summit pledges to reconnect people and democracy

New York, 2 September 2015
Parliamentary leaders from nearly 140 countries have pledged to do their utmost to reconnect people with democracy in an ambitious and far-reaching declaration adopted at the end of a three-day global summit in New York.
More than 170 Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliament at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament acknowledged that extraordinary efforts would be needed to build a world that people want by turning the tide against the many challenges that undermine democracy, peace and development.

Chinese funding to help IPU support new development agenda

Geneva/New York, 31 August 2015
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed the decision by China to provide US$ 1.5 million in new funding to the Organization in its work to strengthen parliaments and better prepare them for the implementation of the new sustainable development agenda.
The funds will be mainly used to help develop the capacity of parliamentarians in developing countries to tackle the many challenges they face in fulfilling their role as legislators, representatives of their people and overseers of government.