| Peace and Democracy (P&D)|
| Peace and Democracy (P&D)|
Preventative diplomacy, Post-conflict recovery and Disarmament have been the main focal points of PGA's Peace & Democracy Program in the first decade of its operations from 1978-1988, with particular priority given to the central importance of nuclear and chemical weapons. Following almost 15 years (1991-2004) in which the Organization's Peace and Democracy programme utilized parliamentary diplomacy to promote dialogue and stability in conflict and post-conflict situations and to prevent the escalation of crises into conflict, PGA has now gravitated once again to the disarmament/arms' control field, focusing on the weaponry that is fuelling the conduct of hostilities in many contemporary armed conflicts and delaying swift emergence into stable post-conflict societies, namely, conventional arms, including small arms and light weapons. PGA Members around the globe are also now advocating actively for, and working towards the negotiation of a global Arms Trade Treaty.
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|Sustainable Development Health and Population (SDHP):|
PGA's unique Junior Project Officer (JPO) program in West Africa builds legislators' capacity to address issues of sustainable development and population, at the national level in Mali and Nigeria (2002-2004), Ghana and Senegal (1999-2001), and also with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament.
At the global level, PGA organized a Parliamentary Workshop on Clean Air and Clean Water at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2002. Follow-up to WSSD will consist of a series of parliamentary bilateral exchanges on renewable energy between MPs from Egypt, Canada, Nigeria, Germany, India and the UK. PGA actively participated in UNFPA's Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development, in Ottawa, Canada, November 2002. PGA has also led several parliamentary delegations to the U. S. Congress, to discuss the importance of U.S. support of global population and sustainable development issues.
|Contact Consultant : Monica Ademe: e-mail - Monica.Adame@pgaction.org|
|International Law and Human Rights (ICC):|
In 1989, A.N.R. Robinson, then PGA member and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, initiated the process within the United Nations to establish a permanent court to prosecute individuals who perpetrated international crimes as a means to prevent the commission of such crimes, end impunity and protect populations from the threat to peace that these crimes entail. Since then, PGA members under the PGA International Law and Human Rights Programme work towards overcoming political and technical obstacles to ensure the universal participation of States in the ICC. It strives to do so by way of new ratifications and accessions to the Rome Statute from countries in all the regions of the world, and through the preparation and adoption of effective national legislation that incorporates the crimes of the Rome Statute into national law, thereby allowing full cooperation of States with the ICC. The PGA ICC Campaign also supports the mobilization of members of parliament to protect the integrity of the Rome Statute, ensure the enforcement of the decisions of the ICC, and boost the international community's engagement to fighting impunity.
As of May 14, 2008, the different initiatives and activities of PGA members have contributed to 61 of the 106 ratifications/accessions to the Rome Statute of the ICC to date. No other institution or organisation has been so intensively engaged in a global parliamentary campaign for the universality of the Rome Statute of the ICC.
PGA is a founder and steering committee member of the Coalition of NGOs for the ICC. Since May 2008, PGA is also member of the steering committee of the Campaign Justice for Darfur that aims at the effective enforcement of the arrest warrants issued against individuals that have allegedly committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
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