PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

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Overview

Parliamentary Diplomacy has become an important tool to help Parliaments to address regional and global challenges. The Training Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy aims to strengthen the capacity of parliamentary staff in the region to better support their parliaments engage in this relatively new, but increasingly necessary, form of diplomacy.

Objectives

Fellows completing the Training Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy will be able to better support parliamentarians to actively engage in diplomatic discussions and debates on the regional and international scenes.

They will be able to prepare effective speeches, memoranda, and to assist in the creation of draft resolutions on a variety of subjects related to international relations and foreign affairs. Fellows will also be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of international relations, foreign affairs, international law, parliamentary processes and the workings of certain inter-parliamentary organizations, particularly as they relate to the above mentioned parliamentary diplomacy documents.

DURATION

Over 11 week period for training session and practical simulation session.

VENUE

For 2021, it is offered online only

DATES

  • Training session: from 5 July 2021 to 10 September 2021
  • Practical Simulation Session: 25 to 28 October 2021

PARTICIPANTS

30 trainees from AIPA Member Parliaments including a staff from AIPA Secretariat.

LANGUAGE

The training is conducted in English

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