World’s Young MPs Aim to Take Lead on Global Development at Upcoming Conference in Zambia
Young Members of Parliament from across the world will map out how they will help to deliver on the new generation of development goals at a global conference next week.
The IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians taking place in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, on 16-17 March, aims to engage young MPs at the forefront of efforts to ensure the successful implementation of the ground-breaking Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by world leaders in 2015. The SDGs commit nations to a series of ambitious targets on reducing inequalities, sustainable economic growth, climate action as well as the eradication of extreme hunger and poverty by 2030.
Under the theme Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind, the IPU conference will provide input on enhancing youth political representation and participation. Discussions will be informed by a new IPU report to be launched at the conference on levels of youth representation in parliament globally.