Saraki Leads Delegation To 4th UN Conference Of Parliamentary Heads

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki,  will today lead Nigerian delegation to  participate in the 4th United Nations Conference of Parliamentary Heads holding at the  organisation’s headquarters in New York, United States.
This year’s conference which will be declared open by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban  Ki-moon, will feature presentation of reports and general debate on “placing democracy at the  service of peace and sustainable development.”

Other issues billed for debate include; “Challenges facing Parliaments today”, “Parliamentary  Oversight: challenges and opportunities”, while a bi-lateral meeting with Dr. Saraki is expected  to be hosted by the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Mr. Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and  selected Heads of Parliaments (GLOBE International Representation) are also expected to meet on the  sidelines of the conference.
The Senate President is billed to address the session of the world forum on Wednesday, September 2  and later hold  a press conference immediately after the speech.

Saraki is accompanied on the trip by Senators Andy Uba, Shehu Sani and Dino Melaye. Others on the entourage include Special Adviser to the Senate President on Economic Matters, Dr.  Uchendu Okoye and special assistant on Public Partnerships.

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