BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
The opening ceremony of the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, the world’s largest gathering of the highest level of parliamentary representation is taking place in Austria having in attendance all the speakers of Parliament all over the world.
The event, which is organized jointly by the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Austrian Parliament, in cooperation with the United Nations (UN), has around 110 Speakers of Parliament from around the world together for the first physical large-scale inter-parliamentary meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila is featured present at the opening ceremony of the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, the world’s largest gathering of the highest level of parliamentary representation, taking place in Vienna, Austria.
The two-day conference takes place under the umbrella theme of “Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and the planet.”
The Speakers of Parliament will be focusing on priorities that require urgent international parliamentary action including, the global response to the pandemic and the post-COVID recovery, the climate emergency, countering misinformation, youth participation in politics and gender equality.
The event is a world-class gathering of leaders which NIGERIA is fully represented by speaker Femi.
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