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Fiji Commended For Work In Tackling Issues In New Parlt

It’s amazing what it has done, says Bangladesh delegate Fiji has been praised for what it has achieved in Parliament. The praise came from Bangladesh’s Habibi Millat, one of the
27 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji Commended For Work In Tackling  Issues In New Parlt
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni (second from right), addresses participants of the Inter-Parliamentary Union/World Health Organisation side event. Photo: Parliament of Fiji

It’s amazing what it has done, says Bangladesh delegate

Fiji has been praised for what it has achieved in Parliament. The praise came from Bangladesh’s Habibi Millat, one of the session chairpersons during the Inter-Parliamentary Union  135th Assembly in Geneva.

“What Fiji has done is truly amazing when considering the size of the nation and its developing status, especially in the short span of time since the Parliament’s re-establishment,” said Mr Millat while summing up.

A delegation, led by the Speaker of Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni, is attending the Assembly.

The Fijian delegation also comprises the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Opposition Member of Parliament Semesa Karavaki and secretariat support staff.

The IPU Assembly and its related meetings began last weekend and ends tomorrow.

Dr Luveni participated as a panelist during a side event co-ordinated jointly by the IPU, the World Health Organisation and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

 

Focus

The event focused on Parliaments at the forefront of protecting women’s, children’s and adolescents health in migration crises.

Dr Luveni spoke on the Fijian experience: migration due to climate change (including natural disasters), rural-urban drift (giving rise to informal settlements) and political upheavals.

Dr Luveni also outlined all that achieved culminating in the promulgation of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji and the ongoing commitment to tackle the problems facing women, children and adolescents.

When invited to share closing remarks, Dr Luveni said:

“We need to do more and move beyond just making policy statements and focus on programmes and activities that have real outcomes.”

Source: Parliament of Fiji

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