Cuba will participate in the 4th World Conference of Parliament Presidents called by the Interparliamentary Union and scheduled to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 31 through September 2.
The central issue to be addressed at the event will be new objectives for sustainable development, with parliamentary leaders focused on the definition and implementation of specific goals.
The Cuban delegation will be led by Ana María Mary Machado, vice president of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), and includes four other deputies.
During a press conference, Yolanda Ferrer Gómez, president of the National Assembly’s International Relations Committee, said that discussion will focus on such topics as putting democracy to the service of peace and sustainable development.
Two panels have been scheduled for plenary sessions entitled “Parliamentary control: Challenges and Opportunities” and “Translating Millennium Goals into Action.”
Ferrer Gómez additionally reported that, September 9-11, Cuban legislators will attend the 14th General Assembly of the Parliamentary Federation of the Americas (COPA), in the Mexican state of Guanajuato; as well as the 12th ParlAméricas Plenary in Panama City, September 4-5; and a meeting of the Parlatino Commission on Gender, Childhood and Youth Equity in Mexico City, the 25th and 26th of the month.