The Shura Council participated in the meetings of several committees within the work of the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which Bahrain is hosting from 11 to 15 March.
Steering Committee held "Steering Committee" The General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union has a meeting today, with the participation of His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Mahdi Al-Ahbabi, member of the Shura Council, Chairman of the Permanent Committee for International Peace and Security of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The meeting was attended by HE Mr. Martin Chongeng, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the heads of the permanent committees.
During the meeting, the agenda of the meeting committees of the Inter-Parliamentary Union was studied, and the meetings were programmed and coordinated.
The Standing Committee for International Peace and Security also began its meetings under the chairmanship of Al-Ahbabi, and approved its agenda items as well as its brief report on the committee’s activities approved at the previous session of the General Assembly of the Union held in Rwanda last year.
On its agenda, it discussed cybercrimes and attacks and the consequent risks to global security, in addition to preparations for the upcoming general assemblies, by submitting proposals for topics and items that the committee could consider.
For his part, Eng. Ahmed bin Hitmi Al-Hitmi, member of the Shura Council, participated today in the meeting of the Standing Committee for Sustainable Development, where she reviewed and approved its brief report on the committee’s activities approved at the previous session of the General Assembly of the Union held in Rwanda last year.
It discussed the parliamentary efforts required to achieve environmental sustainability in forests and reduce carbon emissions, and reviewed the proposed draft resolution in this regard and the explanatory memorandum prepared by the rapporteurs.
In his intervention during the meeting, Al-Hitmi highlighted the efforts of the State of Qatar to reduce carbon emissions, according to clear plans that were crystallized in "Qatar National Strategy for Environment and Climate Change".
The Council was also represented in the meeting of the Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights, HE Dr. Sultan bin Hassan Al-Dabet Al-Dosari, Member of the Council, as part of the work of the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
During the meeting, the conferees discussed the committee’s draft decision on trafficking in orphans and the role of parliaments in confronting it. They discussed the draft resolution on parliamentary momentum to combat misinformation and hateful and discriminatory content in cyberspace.
During the evening, the Council participated today in the Young Parliamentarians Forum, represented by His Excellency Mr. Omair bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Member of the Council. The meeting assessed the participation of youth at the national and international levels in parliaments and the latest developments in this regard. The successes achieved and the challenges that hinder youth work were reviewed in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding them, in addition to reviewing the efforts of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in supporting youth participation and activating their role.
Forum members exchanged views from the perspective of young people on the subject of discussion for the current session of the General Assembly of the Federation entitled "Peaceful Coexistence and Inclusive Societies: Fighting Intolerance"In addition to the two draft resolutions on cybercrime and new threats to security and parliamentary efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
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