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Activities and Initiatives: Legislature

Symposium on Arab Parliamentary Development
Beirut - Lebanon, May 16-18, 2000.
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), the Lebanese Parliament and the support of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.
The forum's deliberations focused on four main themes, the systems of Arab parliaments, their legislative functions, their monitoring roles and the prospects of their development. The deliberations also covered an additional theme on the role of women in Arab parliaments and political work generally.

Publications:

* A Development Agenda for Arab Parliaments.
By Ali El-Sawi presented at the Symposium on Arab Parliamentary Development, Beirut, 16 - 18 May 2000.

* Legislative Functions of the Arab Parliaments: Comparative Study.
A study presented by Azza Wehbe at the Symposium on Arab Parliamentary Development, Beirut, 16 - 18 May 2000.

* Oversight Role of Arab Parliaments: Comparative Study.
A study presented by Ragheed El-Solh at the Symposium on Arab Parliamentary Development, Beirut, 16 - 18 May 2000.

* Structures of the Arab Parliaments: Comparative Study.
A study presented by Wassim Harb at the Symposium on Arab Parliamentary Development, Beirut, 16 - 18 May 2000.

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