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Zimbabwe rallies nations to ratify laws that promote peace

Story by ZBC Reporter

THE Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda has called on global nations to ratify international laws that seek to promote peace and development.

Zimbabwe is represented at the ongoing Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s 146th Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, which kicked off on Saturday and will run until the 15th March 2023 under the theme: ‘Promoting Peaceful Co-Existence and Inclusive Societies: Fighting Intolerance.’

In his presentation this Monday morning, Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda spoke on the need for parliamentarians across the globe to prioritise peace and the upliftment of lives of all people, including the elderly and those with disabilities.

Advocate Mudenda said, ‘‘Our Parliaments are enjoined to play a palpable role instructively in formulating laws and policies that systematically deconstruct the multiplicity of barriers that threaten peaceful coexistence, inclusivity and caustic intolerance. Furthermore, Parliaments should ensure that all the multilateral agreements that promote peaceful coexistence are ratified and domesticated into municipal laws wherever possible.

“National budgets passed by our Parliaments must be so stout as to be inclusively pro-poor, pro-gender equality, sensitive to youth development and empowering persons with disabilities.’’

The Assembly was officially opened by the Bahrain Deputy Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, who also emphasised the need to promote peaceful coexistence, intolerance and development across the globe.

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