Speaker FNC to participate in 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

Abu Dhabi, July 15th, 2010– HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Speaker of the Federal National Council,(FNC) will head a delegation to the 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which will commence on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland.

More than 150 speakers of the parliaments will participate in the three days conference with its general debate on “Parliaments in a world of crisis: securing global democratic accountability for the common good”.

The agenda of the conference which will also be attended by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), includes reviewing and discussing a number of reports on strengthening the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its relationship with the United Nations, building global standards for democratic parliaments, meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

A report on the Sixth Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament will also feature in the meeting besides reports from the panel discussions and presentation and adoption of the Final Declaration.

The heads of Arab parliaments, members of the Arab Parliamentary Union will hold a coordination meeting before the third meeting of Speakers of world Parliaments.