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1st Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Consider United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

WHEREAS Agenda 2030 and attendant Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations on 25 September 2015 will drive global efforts to end poverty and place the planet on a sustainable course over the next fifteen years;

WHEREAS the SDGs constitute an interlinked framework fusing together economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, including provisions to mobilize the resources required to support implementation;

WHEREAS the government of Trinidad and Tobago as a member of the United Nations has committed to this new global agenda on behalf of our people;

WHEREAS the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will need to translate the global SDGs into a national plan for sustainable development with its own country-specific goals and time bound targets;

WHEREAS the Declaration of the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament adopted on 2 September 2015 provides further guidance to parliaments on the implementation of the new global agenda;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago:

  • 1. take stock of Agenda 2030 and attendant Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Declaration of the World Speakers Conference as the main reference point on all policies for sustainable development;
  • 2. commit to help implement this new framework through all acts of legislation, including the budget; and
  • 3. request that the Government table a report on the implementation of the national strategy for the SDGs for a thorough review by Parliament.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

First Debated: 24-Nov-2015
Approved on: 23-Feb-2016
Speakers in the:
24-Nov-2015 Senate Debate Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (626.5 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
26-Jan-2016 Senate Debate Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (563.7 kb)
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. Gerald Hadeed [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Foster Cummings [Government Senator]
Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wayne Sturge [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Nigel De Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
Sen. Jennifer Raffoul [Independent Senator]
Sen. Allyson Baksh [Government Senator]
23-Feb-2016 Senate Debate Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (539.2 kb)
Sen. Daniel Dookie [Government Senator]
Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Taurel Shrikissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nadine Stewart [Government Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Dennis Moses [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Minister in the Ministry of National Security]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
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