WAM QUITO, ECUADOR: The delegation of the Federal National Council (FNC), led by Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, First Deputy Speaker, has arrived in Quito to take part in the 128th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, to be held between 22-27 March.
Al Qubaisi underlined the forthcoming meeting which will bring together a large number of states and is set to see a number of initiatives to develop parliamentary unions.
She said IPU's 128th Assembly will address issues such as safeguarding civilian lives from conflict, natural disasters and other threats as well as how to ensure any future global development plan really delivers.
Held under the main theme of From unrelenting growth to purposeful development �Buen Vivir', the Assembly will see nearly a host of delegates will looking for solutions to ensure economic growth can lead to general human well-being.
The future of human development will also be tackled. Participants, including 42 Speakers of parliament, will focus on how democratic governance can be integrated into a new global development agenda post-2015 when the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. Lack of effective, democratic governance has had a significant impact on MDGs not being met, particularly amongst the most marginalized groups.