The role of Parliament in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
A roundtable discussion was organized on this topic by the Institute for Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies under the Oliy Majlis, together with the United Nations Development Programme.
Creating conditions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires active participation of not only the executive authority, but also the Parliament. Consequently, the Parliament, as a school of democracy, is the main initiator of implementation of the priorities of the long-term sustainable development goals.
Director of the Institute for Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies Rakhimjon Khakimov noted that attention paid by political parties to the Sustainable Development Goals is of current importance in identifying specific and objective tasks taking into account the interests of the electorate.
According to UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan Matilda Dimovska, the Parliament plays an important role in ensuring stable relations between the state and people. Effective use of monitoring functions of parliamentary committees is the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This will allow representatives of the Parliament to objectively evaluate all the changes occurring in the process of implementing the legislation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
During the discussions, opinions were expressed on the main directions of development of parliamentarism and increasing the effectiveness of parliamentary control in Uzbekistan, as well as on the role of parliamentary diplomacy in achieving sustainable development of international relations.
Relevant proposals and recommendations for strengthening the role of parliament in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, increasing the efficiency of parliamentary activity and control were presented.
Nurillo Nasriyev, UzA