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Tunisia adopts a new constitution, and UNDP ‘s parliamentary team is proud to provide support

By   /  February 13, 2014  /  Charles Chauvel, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Tunisia adopts a new constitution, and UNDP ‘s parliamentary team is proud to provide support

Throughout, UNDP has been Tunisia’s main international partner in providing support to the constitutional process and capacity development to the new assembly. Our work began in 2012, and runs till 2015. It is supported with funding of $18 million, provided by Japan, Belgium, the European Union, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Switzerland, as well as from UNDP’s core resources.

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Promoting women’s political representation and effective participation in Parliament

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Charles Chauvel, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Late last year, over 300 women MPs from around the world met at the European Parliament in Brussels for the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit.

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Using Parliamentary Tools to Fight Corruption

By   /  November 16, 2013  /  Charles Chauvel, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Corruption (defined as the abuse of public office for private gain) is a clear threat to development, democracy and international security. It distorts economic development and subverts political decision-making, stunting growth and creating political instability. It also distorts the proper functioning of democratic institutions.

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Millennium Development goals – Charles at the UN

By   /  May 15, 2013  /  Charles Chauvel, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Last month, with 1000 days to go until the deadline, the UN published its annual progress report on the progress that has been made to attain the goals. At the same time, discussion has been intensifying about what framework of goals and measures should replace the MDGs after 2015.

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About Charles Chauvel

By   /  May 1, 2013  /  Charles Chauvel, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Charles Chauvel – Until March 2013, when he began working in New York for the United Nations Development Programme as its Parliamentary Development Advisor, Charles Chauvel was the Shadow Attorney-General, and Shadow Minister for Justice, Courts and Corrections, in the New Zealand Parliament. During his time as an NZ MP, he chaired the Parliament’s public […]

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