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UNITAR Launches Capacity Building Programme for Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development

Key issues include Climate Change and Energy, Trade and Water
25 April 2005

UNITAR Launches Capacity Building Programme for Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development - ImageUNITAR is launching a global capacity building programme for parliamentarians in the field of sustainable development, in cooperation with the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU). The Inaugural Conference of the Global Capacity Building Initiative was held in Paris, 22-23 April 2005.

Tom Spencer, former MEP, Executive Director of ECPA and Senior Advisor to the Institute for Environmental Security, chaired and made a presentation in the session on ?Parliamentary Perspectives and Insight in advancing the Sustainability Agenda? which included a discussion on how can existing international agreements and development targets ? including the Millennium Development Goals and outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development ? be better implemented into national law.

(Photo: Mr Janos Pasztor, Director of Sustainable Development Programme of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (left) and Mr Tom Spencer, Senior Advisor of the Institute for Environmental Security, at the Inaugural Conference in Paris.)


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