PAP sechedules 3rd ordinary session of 6th parliament

Leah TwakiJune 19, 20242 min

PAP’s 3rd Ordinary Session of the 6th Parliament holds from June 24 to July 5, 2024 in South Africa 

Pan-African Parliament (PAP)

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the legislative arm of the African Union (AU), is set to convene the 3rd Ordinary Session of its Sixth Parliament from June 24 to July 5, 2024.

The session is scheduled to be held at the Pan-African Parliament Headquarters, Midrand, South Africa.

This significant plenary session will align with the AU’s 2024 theme: “Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality, and Relevant Learning in Africa.” The session also coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the continental parliament.

OrderPaper recalls that in March, four lawmakers Rep. Philip Agbese (APC Benue), Senator Salihu Mustapha (APC Kwara),  Rep. Lilian Obiageli Orogbu (LP Anambra), and Rep. Mukhtar Zakaria Chawai (NNPP Kano)  from Nigerian Parliament were inaugurated into PAP.

The 3rd Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament will feature meetings of the permanent committees in addition to the activities of the plenary session.

The PAP has eleven committees whose mandate and functions are set out in Rules 22 to 27 in the Pan-African Parliament Rules of Procedure.

Expected at this 3rd Ordinary Session are Pan-African parliamentarians, members of national and regional parliaments, government officials, civil society organizations, academia, African Union member states, African Union organs and institutions, United Nations organs and bodies, and the diplomatic corps.

What you need to know about PAP

The Pan-African Parliament was established to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the economic development and integration of the continent. It serves as a platform for representatives from all African states to engage in discussions and decision-making on the continent’s issues and challenges. The Rules of Procedure mandate at least two plenary sessions per year, where reports from various committees are reviewed, and recommendations are made to the Heads of State and Government on harmonized policies and laws for the continent.

Additionally, the PAP receives reports from other AU organs and African institutions, ensuring comprehensive oversight and collaboration.

Under Rule 35 of the PAP Rules of Procedure, every African citizen has the right to attend the proceedings of the PAP, promoting transparency and public involvement in the legislative process.

Leah Twaki

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