Upper house takes part in Regional Parliamentary Conference on Refugees in Africa

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ALGERIA, Alger: Members of the Council of the Nation attend the closing of the autumn session lead by the President of the Algerian Senate, Abdelkader Bensalah, on February 2, 2016 in Alger. The two chambers of the Parliament will soon vote the draft law on constitutional revision. - CITIZENSIDE/FAYCAL NECHOUD

ALGIERS- A delegation of the Council of Nation will take part from 11 to 13 November in South Africa’s Midrand, in the Regional Parliamentary Conference on Refugees in Africa, said Saturday a communiqué of the Upper House.

Hosted by the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the theme “Bringing comprehensive responses to the refugee situation: for effective parliamentary approaches “, this regional conference is part of the follow-up activities of the Global Compact on Refugees adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2019” and the theme chosen by the African Union (AU ) for the year 2019, namely: “Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards sustainable solutions to forced displacement in Africa”.

The agenda of the conference includes expert seminars and UNHCR representatives on the Forum and the United Nations Pact on Refugees.

Participants will, also, have panel discussions and plenaries during which they will discuss several topics including: “new approaches to the refugee crisis to collectively find durable solutions,” the inclusion of refugees in national development plans and systems “,” Refugee camps: Providing for coexistence and social inclusion “,” How to fight against stereotypes and xenophobia “and” How to develop legislation and provide adequate frameworks “.

The delegation of the Council of the Nation participating in this conference is composed of the head of the delegation, Vice-President of the Council of the Nation, Malik Khediri and Senator Mohamed Benteba.

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