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23/04/2017 09:05

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News in brief : WORLD

Algeria at 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New York

ALGIERS- The National People's Assembly (APN) participates as from Monday until September 2, in the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament which will be held at UN headquarters in New York, said Sunday a statement from the Lower House.

The conference is part of the "series of high-level meetings held prior to the UN summit scheduled for late September 2015 and will be devoted to the presentation of new sustainable development goals," the source added.

The general theme of the conference will focus on "peace, democracy and the development from a parliamentary perspective" while participants will examine several topics including "the implementation of the main recommendations from previous conferences and the consolidation of the parliamentary dimension of international cooperation," "the participation of Parliaments in the dissemination and the achievement of sustainable development goals," "the challenges parliaments face," "parliamentary control: challenges and opportunities "and "translating the objectives of sustainable development into action."

The Lower House will be represented at the conference by a delegation led by the vice president, Djamel Bouras representing Speaker  Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa.