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The Legislative Assembly of Tonga was represented by Speaker, Lord Fakafanua at a meeting of parliamentarians from member countries of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU). The meeting took place in New York on 21 September at the SDG Summit that opened the High-Level Week of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations.

LORD FAKAFANUA represented Tonga as co-host, alongside the Governments of Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria, of the Accelerator Actions and Innovative Financing to deliver on the SDGs by the year 2030, taking place in New York on 19 September. The event was held in collaboration with the Copenhagen Consensus Center, Hilton Foundation, IRC and the Ghana UN Country Team.

The Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga Lord. Tu’iha’angana this morning welcomed the Director-General of the Chinese Bureau for North American, Oceanian and Nordic Affairs of the IDCPC, Dr. Zhou Rongguo and his delegation to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.

The Legislative Assembly this week join in commemorating the annual National Climate Change Awareness Week 2023 which began Sunday, September 17 until Friday September 22.

Lord Fakafanua is in Hanoi, Viet Nam to attend the Ninth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians from 15 to 17 September. The theme of the conference is “The Role of Youth in Accelerating the achievement of the SDGs through digital transformation and innovation.” The attendees comprise of more than 300 young parliamentarians and delegates from over 70 IPU member parliaments including Tonga. In the opening remarks of the conference by Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue of the host parliament – the Vietnamese National Assembly called on young parliamentarians to focus their attention during the course of discussions on vital issues such as the promotion of compliance with and upholding of international law and the UN Charter.

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