Under Auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians to Kick off Wednesday in Sharm El Sheikh in Cooperation between Egyptian House of Representatives and Inter-Parliamentary Union
The Eighth Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will kick off Wednesday morning, June 15, 2022, in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh under the auspices of H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The two-day conference will be held in cooperation between the Egyptian House of Representatives and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. It will be attended by Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Chancellor Dr. Hanafy El Gebali and President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Mr. Duarte Pacheco, along with parliamentary delegations from more than 60 countries and international watchdogs.
The conference is planned to address the issue of climate change from the viewpoint of young parliamentarians. It is the first time that a country holds a separate parliamentary conference a few months before hosting a session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which demonstrates Egypt’s strong will to crystallize an organized and just global effort at all governmental and legislative levels to combat the negative impact of climate change threatening the capabilities of the entire world. Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Chancellor Dr. Hanafy El Gebali is scheduled to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the conference.
During the conference, young parliamentarians, representatives of civil society organizations and experts will engage in four interactive sessions at a unique dialogue platform to tackle the issue of climate change at all levels, as the most critical issue threatening the planet as well as its resources and capabilities. The topics of the conference will also include the state of climate change and its impact on human rights, parliamentary action to fight climate change, and partnership between civil society and parliamentarians to combat the phenomenon of climate change.