The APPGM-SDG (All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia for Sustainable Development Goals): Towards Mainstreaming SDG in Issues and Solutions of Parliamentary Constituencies
Keywords:Parliamentary Reform, APPGM-SDG, Constituency Issues and Solutions, ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), Multi-stakeholder Engagement
This paper looks into the creation of the APPGM (All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia) in various fields as one of the 14th Malaysian Parliament Reform Agenda. It will explain the origins and rationale of APPG in relation to the need for multilevel and multi-stakeholder engagement over themes and issues with parliament for interaction, documentation, transparency, education and reference. It will then describe the guidelines and rules for the creation of APPGM, and more specifically, the proposal, formation and set up for the APPGM for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from the meeting minutes of the House Committee of the Dewan Rakyat. This also includes a discussion of the pioneering parliamentary constituencies involved in 2020 and the outcome of research on identified themes and issues mapping, proposed and ongoing project solutions and dynamic partnerships taking place in implementing the program. It will also highlight the favourable decision to continue with the APPGM-SDG and the proposal for the involvement of additional parliamentary constituencies in 2021. The paper will conclude by stating the importance of the APPGM-SDG in advocating and incorporating sustainable development as a practical model for parliamentary constituency issues and solutions.
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