Larijani to attend world conference of parliament speakers

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is scheduled to attend the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments in New York, a senior MP reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to IRNA, Secretary General of Iran’s Inter-Parliamentary Group, Moayed Hosseini Sadr said that Larijani heads a delegation of seven lawmakers to attend the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments.

The Conference will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday 31 August to Wednesday, 2 September 2015.

This summit of Speakers of Parliaments from across the world is a unique forum for dialogue and cooperation between parliaments at the highest level.

The overall theme of the Conference is peace, democracy, and development as seen by parliaments. The Conference is part of the series of high-level meetings leading to the UN Summit in late September 2015, at which the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be launched.

The Conference is convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). All arrangements relating to the holding of the event are being made under the guidance of a Preparatory Committee composed of some 30 Speakers of Parliaments. Practical aspects of the Conference are outlined in the information note that accompanied invitation letters sent to each Speaker individually.

At the end of the Conference, participants will be invited to adopt an Outcome Document, which will have been drafted by a Preparatory Committee and submitted to all Parliaments in advance of the Conference for comments. The Outcome Document will be presented officially to the UN Summit later in September.