Pan-African Parliament Concludes Second Ordinary Session

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Resolutions on AfCFTA, Climate Change, Peace and Security, and Migration Issues successfully adopted!

The Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has concluded, according to the African parliament’s press release published on Friday evening.

The eventful session saw key resolutions and recommendations on various issues, including the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), climate change, peace and security, and migration issues being adopted.

Over 250 African Parliamentarians attended the session which was officially opened by H.E Azali Assouami, President of the Union of Comoros and Chairperson of the African Union. Notably, the AU leader pledged support for the mandate of the African Parliament as the legislative arm of the AU.

The session also included the 3rd African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Policy and Equity, addressing pro-poor, just, equitable, locally-led, and science-based decisions in climate action. The PAP Plenary adopted several resolutions and recommendations, including the promotion of peace and security in Africa and the development of a Model Law on Climate Change for Africa.

The PAP holds two Ordinary Sessions each year, with Uganda set to host the third session in October 2023.

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