Baryomunsi To Head Africa Population Review Team


and geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Dr. Baryomunsi (NRM), site who is MP for Kinkizi East, was elected during the recent Forum’s Annual General Assembly held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivore.

The African Parliamentarians Forum on Population and Development is intended to “champion the population and development agenda” in their national parliaments.

“Its cardinal duty is to strengthen national parliaments to ensure that they have institutional arrangements to address issues of population and development, through forums or statutory committees,” said Dr. Baryomunsi.

He said that his election signified recognition of the contribution of Parliament of Uganda in as far as addressing population and development issues is concerned at legislative level. He added that his responsibilities will include advising other parliaments on the need for forums or statutory committees to handle population, health and development issues.

Hon. Dr. Baryomunsi, who will serve a three year term, said the Forum will give legislators a strong voice in Africa and will include building capacity of legislators and developing model laws to be recommended for adoption by African countries.

The African Parliamentarians Forum on Population and Development is expected to play a key role in discussions to review the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) programme of action that comes to an end in 2014 as well as the Millennium Development Goals set for evaluation in 2015.

The African Parliamentarians Forum on Population and Development was established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012, and includes all African countries.


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