Working Session of the Commonwealth Pacific Parliamentary Human Rights Group workshop gets underway in Nuku'alofa today.
Over 1600 parliamentarians, UN partners and experts from around the world will meet in Doha, Qatar, for the 140th IPU Assembly from 6 to 10 April. Under the overarching theme of education for peace, the Assembly will also consider ways in which parliaments can boost gender equality- particularly in the region, take measures to counter terrorism, promote human rights and invest in renewable energy.
THREE Nobles of the Realm today officially closed the Legislative Assembly’s session in a soft closing ceremony. The Nobles were Lord Tu'iha'ateiho, Lord Vaea and Lord Ve'ehala.
Lord Vaea delivered the closing address from His Majesty King Tupou VI. He highlighted nine key areas the King wanted the House to focus on.