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(Session I, Part2) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Annual Parliamentary Hearing: Putting people first; the right to development for all (19 November 2014)
19 Nov 2014 -  Session I, Part 2
Keynote speaker: Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations

Leading questions
- What are the implications of the rights-based approach for the new SDGs as a universal agenda?
- How can all countries adopt the rights-based approach taking into account different stages of development, from the poorest to the most affluent societies?
- How can policy effectively differentiate to target the most vulnerable, and what tools would be required?
- How can governments and parliaments work together to fulfil States’ human rights obligations?

- Hon. Roberto Leon Ramirez, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile; President of the IPU Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
- Mr. Ivan Šimonović , Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
- Ms. Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning
- Prof. Philip G. Alston, New York University; UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Ms. Julia Taylor-Kennedy, broadcast journalist, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

This year’s Hearing, entitled “Ensuring a people-centred approach to the new sustainable development goals SDGs: A shared responsibility”, will provide a further opportunity to help inform the collective thinking of parliamentarians about the future goals. As the title of the event suggests, the intention is to put the spotlight on people as both actors and beneficiaries of the new sustainable development agenda.

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