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BRICS women parliamentarians’ forum passes Jaipur Declaration

The Declaration mentions the need to address climate change and protection of ecological system and forest as well as food security, expeditious parliamentary approval of SDG related legislation and adequate budgetary resources.

Aug 22, 2016 10:16 IST
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Jaipur DeclarationBRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) women parliamentarians’ forum on 21 August 2016 passed unanimously the Jaipur Declaration. The declaration was adopted by them on the concluding day of the BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum meet held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The declaration has emphasized the need to inform, communicate and educate citizens about developmental schemes.

Highlights

• The Declaration mentions the need to address climate change and protection of ecological system and forest as well as food security, expeditious parliamentary approval of SDG related legislation and adequate budgetary resources.

• It calls upon international financial institutions to extend support to developing and least developed countries and help them gain easier access to new and affordable technologies as envisaged under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

• It also emphasizes on plans for incorporating gender concerns and greater involvement of women parliamentarians in integrating citizens in the development process.

Besides, the need to inform and educate citizens about the developmental schemes and institutionalisation of the BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum were also taken up in the declaration which was unanimously adopted.

Heads and members of delegation from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa were present in the two-day meeting which held from 20 August to 21 August 2016.

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