QNA New York
HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York, on the sidelines of the two-day Parliamentary Hearing session which began on Thursday at the United Nations headquarters.
They discussed parliamentary relations between Qatar and the IPU and ways of enhancing them in addition to the important topics on the agenda of the Parliamentary Hearing session.
They also discussed the preparations of the Advisory Council to host the 140th IPU General Assembly meetings and related meetings, to be held in Doha from April 6 to10.
The meeting was attended by HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani and a number of Advisory Council members.
Later, a parliamentary hearing entitled "Emerging Challenges to Multilateralism: A Parliamentary Response" was held that was attended by al-Mahmoud and his accompanying delegation.
The two-day hearing, being held at UN Headquarters, addresses the new challenges facing the international community and national governments in achieving "collective action as one global governance" in tackling newly emerging challenges, such as recent challenges including climate change, migrants, refugees, sustainable development, nuclear disarmament and others.
The hearing session also aims at raising awareness among parliamentarians of the importance of multilateralism in addressing global issues and global phenomena and calling for activating the role of parliaments and parliamentarians in urging their governments to give importance to multilateral collective action through the UN as an effective means rather than individual, bilateral and regional procedures.
The session was also attended by Sheikha Alya and a number of members of the Advisory Council.
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