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September 26 | Santiago, Chile

10th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 11th Plenary Assembly)

THEME  Women’s Healthcare


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]

September 25 | Santiago, Chile

11th ParlAmericas Plenary Assembly: Mainstreaming Sustainability

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

Experts: Dr. Paulina Troncoso (Ministry of Health, Chile), María Antonieta Alcalde (International Planned Parenthood Foundation / Western Hemisphere Region)

June 24 | Mexico City, Mexico

6th Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians


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

February 5 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Workshop 7: Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight in the Caribbean – Phase 2


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)


  • 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


Day 1:

Overview of the Budgetary Cycle  (presentation)

Challenges and Practices: Public Accounts Committees in “Small” and “Large” Legislatures (presentation)

Day 2:

Supreme Audit Institution (SAI)-Parliament Cooperation (presentation)

Understanding Key Audit Products: Introductions to Regularity/Financial Statement & Value-for-Money Audit (presentation)

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.