Parliamentarians for Global Action
Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), a non-profit, non-partisan international network of over 1300 legislators in more than 130 elected parliaments around the globe, aims to promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, sustainable development and population issues by informing, convening, and mobilizing parliamentarians to realize these goals.
Since 1993, PGA’s Sustainable Development, Health and Population Programme (SDHP) has advocated for women’s rights and reproductive health rights in advance of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), PGA has implemented a number of successful parliamentary initiatives in support of the ICPD Programme of Action and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) recognizing the cross-cutting presence of reproductive health and rights. As a long-standing partner of UNFPA, PGA is a member of the Steering Committee for the International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI-ICPD).
Among the activities planned within the SDHP Programme for 2012 are:
1) A Parliamentary Workshop on the Implementation of CEDAW in Islamic countries to Advance MDG 3 on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and MDG 5 on Improving Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights;
2) A side event on Opportunities and Challenges in Improving Women’s Access to Water and Energy during the Commission on the Status of Women.; and
3) A Delegation of Parliamentarians to Rio+20 to address the gender dimension in sustainable development and foster the introduction of national legislation that improves natural disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation, of which women and children are most vulnerable.
- Poverty and Inequality
- Women and Girls
- Young People
- Reproductive Rights
- PGA\'s International Law and Human Rights Programme undertakes initiatives to support the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Rule of Law; and the Peace and Democracy Programme aims to foster greater political leadership and improved legislative tools to give effect to existing commitments to curb and control Small Arms and Light Weapons as well as engaging in new initiatives to promote a global instrument that may effectively regulate and control arms transfers worldwide.
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