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Speaker Stresses Importance Of Strong, Inclusive Leadership

Speaker Stresses Importance Of Strong, Inclusive Leadership
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni.
July 07
11:00 2017

The Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni had stressed the importance of having strong, inclusive leadership from the international, state and local community levels to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is to ensure that no-one is left behind.

Mrs Luveni made the comment while attending the 48th Annual Conference for Presiding Officers and Clerks (‘Conference’) at the New South Wales Parliament in Sydney, Australia which ends today.

The Conference brought together Presiding Officers and Clerks from Australia and the Pacific regions of the CPA providing a unique forum for participants to share their experiences and discuss issues which impact their pivotal roles in Parliament.

It also coincided with the celebration of the culture and achievements of the indigenous people which was witnessed by participants during the official opening on Monday when they attended a Smoking Ceremony and were accorded a traditional Pacific welcome.

Participants were invited to speak on various topics and the Speaker presented a paper on Leadership, Co-ordination, Advocacy and Communication for the Effective Implementation of the SDGs

She mentioned that the Parliament has expanded its role and created activities like the Speaker’s Debate, Meet the Speaker programme and the Parliament Bus as a means of interacting with school students and community groups, to generate awareness of Parliament process and advocate the implementation of SDG related issues.

An opportunity was given for the Pacific Region Branches to meet and discuss proposed amendments to the CPA rules for the Region, and to also consider a Pacific Region candidate during the election of the CPA Executive Committee Chairperson.

Mrs Luveni  also attended the workshops.

Source: Parliament of Fiji

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