Working Group 1: "Open Parliament"
Experts: Cristiano Ferri Faria (Laboratorio Hacker), María Baron (Fundación Directorio Legislativo)
Working Group 2: "Post-2015 Development Agenda: Legislative Perspectives"
Experts: Carlos de Miguel (ECLAC), Claudia S. de Windt (OAS)
Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians, Women's Healthcare (click here for resources)
Experts: Dr. Paulina Troncoso (Ministry of Health, Chile), María Antonieta Alcalde (International Planned Parenthood Foundation / Western Hemisphere Region)
EXPERTS' BIOGRAPHIES (PDF)
Building the Open Parliament: The Case of Brazil - Cristiano Ferri Faria
Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development: A Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law - UN Environment Assembly of the UN Environment Programme
Good Governance and Environmental Justice: Towards an Inclusive Sustainable Development Agenda for the Americas - OAS
Sustainable Development 20 Years on from the Earth Summit: Progress, Gaps and Strategic Guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC
Millennium Development Goals: Advances in Environmentally Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC
Hacker Laboratory - Cristiano Ferri Faria
Index of Legislative Transparency in Latin America: Results from Argentina - María Baron [Spanish only]
Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbea: Rio+20 and the Post-2015 Development Agenda - Carlos de Miguel [Spanish only]
Post-2015 Development Agenda: Legislative Perspectives - Claudia S. de Windt [Spanish only]
Welcome Message from the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet [in Spanish]:
Public Participation - OAS [English subtitles]:
Good Governance and Environmental Justice - OAS 44th General Assembly in Paraguay [in Spanish]:
LIST OF DELEGATES (PDF)
Is 20 Years Just Nothing? The International Conference on Population and Development 20 Years after its Adoption (María Antonieta Alcalde)
Women's Healthcare: From Mother to Woman with Rights - Dr. Paulina Troncoso [Spanish only]
La Conferencia Internacional de Población y Desarrollo: su impacto y su futuro - María Antonieta Alcalde [Spanish only]
Moving from Formal to Substantive Equality
Session 1 - Achievements in Guaranteeing Equality: Experiences Promoting Legislation and Programs Benefiting Women
Session 2 - Barriers to Real Equality
Strategic Planning - Bridging the Gap: Parliamentarians as Agents of Change
- To receive various updates from Board members and the International Secretariat staff
- To receive updates from the International Secretariat staff
- To approve proposals for the themes of the next Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians and the 11th Plenary Assembly
- To approve the work plan and budget for the coming cycle
- To discuss funding for the organization
- To build on the discussions about parliamentary budget oversight mechanisms and other key issues of concern to Public Accounts Committees (PACs) that took place during ParlAmericas' Workshop 5
- To provide a space for parliamentarians and Auditors General from the Caribbean to continue sharing best practices
- To enhance practical skills related to auditing.
Overview of the Budgetary Cycle (presentation)
Challenges and Practices: Public Accounts Committees in "Small" and "Large" Legislatures (presentation)
Supreme Audit Institution (SAI)-Parliament Cooperation (presentation)
Understanding Key Audit Products: Introductions to Regularity/Financial Statement & Value-for-Money Audit (presentation)
Re-visioning Public Accounts Committees in Small Legislatures (discussion paper)
Characteristics of Different External Audit Systems (discussion paper)
Lima Declaration of Guidelines on Auditing Precepts / Mexico Declaration on SAI Independence (declaration)
PAC and SAI: "Partners" in the Accountability Process (presentation)
Understandin Parliamentary Oversight Committees and Relationships: Attributes of an Effective Public Accounts Committee (discussion paper)
IN THE NEWS (original language)
Julius Espat takes lobby for PAC reform to hemispheric organization, ParlAmericas, 4 February 2014, Amandala, Belize.
Caribische landen willen versterking begrotingsproces, 6 February 2014, Starnieuws, Suriname.
Shaw wants PAC to examine contractor general reports, 6 February 2014, Gleaner, Jamaica.