General Assembly President stresses role of parliaments in eradicating poverty

Parliaments have a crucial role to play in helping States achieve the global poverty reduction goals that the world has set out to attain in the next five years, the President of the General Assembly, Joseph Deiss, said today, urging national assemblies to ensure governments stay focused on their commitments.

Parliaments can play leading role in tackling today’s crises, Ban says

The world’s elected parliamentarians can play a leading role in tackling some of today’s global crises and challenges, including unconstitutional changes of government and threats to the rule of law, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today.