INDEPENDENT NEWS

New Zealand parliamentary forum delegation

Published: Mon 7 Jan 2019 01:23 PM
Media Release
Monday 7 January 2019
Peace, security, and sustainable development on agenda for New Zealand parliamentary delegation
• Empowerment of women and girls to be discussed at global forum
• The meeting provides parliamentarians with the knowledge and strategies to build more peaceful and stable societies
• New Zealand delegates to deliver speeches, consider draft resolutions
Jonathan Young MP is leading a New Zealand delegation including Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP and Dr Liz Craig MP to the 27th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Siem Reap, Cambodia next week.
Each year, the APPF brings together parliamentarians from 27 countries in the Asia Pacific region to address political, security, economic, and social issues. The forum works to promote the expansion of trade and investment, sound and sustainable environmental practices, and the advancement of freedom and democracy.
“The Asia-Pacific is one of the most diverse regions in the world. Yet we all face the common, significant challenge of climate change and desire for peace, stability, and prosperity,” said Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.
“The APPF contributes to matters of regional importance by developing and advancing a parliamentary agenda that supports the work of APEC. I am pleased that New Zealand will be well represented at this year’s forum.”
At the forum, each New Zealand delegate will deliver speeches and consider draft resolutions on topics such as the empowerment of women and girls, security and conflict prevention, and regional economic integration.
Immediately prior to the APPF, the delegation will visit the Parliament of Malaysia to share recent parliamentary developments with their counterparts. The delegation will meet the Speaker of the Malaysian Parliament, Hon Mohammad Ariff; the Electoral Reform Committee; and the Human Rights Commission. In Malaysia, the delegation will also host an event promoting women in leadership and visit Fonterra’s operations in Kuala Lumpur.
The visit runs from 7 to 19 January 2019.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Armed police patrols will cause American-style shootings
By: People Against Prisons Aotearoa
Gordon Campbell on a new book on the leaky homes scandal
By: Gordon Campbell
Review finds NZTA road safety regulation failings
By: RNZ
Climate Change Commission Chair-designate announced
By: New Zealand Government
Government putting right Holidays Act underpayment in Health
By: New Zealand Government
Police should not have pursued youths on Auckland motorway
By: Independent Police Conduct Authority
Police trial new response to high risk events
By: New Zealand Government
Police to pilot Armed Response Teams
By: New Zealand Police
Sroubek report confirms Minister made wrong decision
By: New Zealand National Party
NZTA to refocus on safety following review
By: New Zealand Government
NZTA to adopt "safety first"?
By: Movement
NZ roads will never cope with heavier trucks
By: Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre
National Party open to higher methane targets
By: BusinessDesk
NZ to go Dutch to battle climate change
By: BusinessDesk
Small end of town needs to chip in on climate change - Carr
By: BusinessDesk
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media