Om Birla Current Affairs - 2019

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6th Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit of G20 countries

An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is taking part in the 6th Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit of the G20 countries, being held in Tokyo, Japan from 3-5 November 2019. The summit is being attended by Presiding Officers of Parliaments of G20 countries.

The Parliamentary summit is unofficially called P20. It was jointly hosted and organised by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), an international organisation (headquartered in Geneva) and the House of Councillors of National Diet of Japan.

Highlights of P20 Summit

The summit will have sessions on separate themes pertaining to trade, technology and sustainable development.

  • First Session was based on theme- ‘Promotion of Free, Open and Fair Trade and Investment’.
  • Second Session was based on theme- ‘Utilization of Innovative Technology towards a human-centred Future Society’
  • Third Session was based on theme- ‘Efforts towards Resolution of Global Challenges and Achievement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs: Financing for Development, Need for Transparent and Effective Government, etc.)’.

During its three sessions, the Summit reviews topics such as opening investment, supporting free trade, solving global challenges facing SDGs as well as taking advantage of technological innovations to support human-centered future.

At the end of the summit, a joint statement will also be adopted by the Parliamentary speakers attending the meet. The statement thus adopted would act as Parliamentary inputs to the main G20 Heads of Government/States Conference to be held in 2020.

64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Kampala

The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is being held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda from 22 to 29 September. An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be attending the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

Indian Delegation at 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

The conference will also be attended by Indian delegation comprising of presiding officers and secretaries from state legislatures from India who are members of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Assam Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami and Uttarakhand Speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal will also participate in the conference.

The delegation will also include Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava apart from Member of Parliaments including Roopa Ganguly, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, L. Hanumanthaiah and Aparajita Sarangi.

During conference around ten workshops will be held on various subjects, with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla being lead speaker in some of workshops. Indian parliamentary delegation will also interact with Indian diaspora during their stay in Uganda.

During the visit, Lok Sabha Speaker Birla will also be holding bilateral meetings with top leadership of Uganda and his counterparts from other commonwealth countries to discuss matters of mutual interest and parliamentary cooperation.