Majority leader in Senegal welcomes initiative for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat, 14. September 2011

The chairman of the Democratic caucus in the Parliament of Senegal, Doudou Wade, has welcomed the proposal for establishing a UN Parliamentary Assembly at a meeting on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, with the Senegalese representative of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (CEUNPA), Mamadou Ibrahima Fall.

Participants of the meeting with the majority leader, Hon. Doudou Wade
Image: CEUNPA

In the discussions it was stressed that the UN system is in need of reform and that a parliamentary body would be a timely response to the growing democratic deficit of international decision-making. Mr. Fall elaborated on the activities of the international campaign so far and highlighted a supportive resolution that was adopted by the Pan-African Parliament in October 2007.

The meeting was attended by Hon. Abdou Sane, MP, member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Hon. Fatou Aidara, MP, Hon. Doudou Wade, MP, majority leader, Mamadou Ibrahima Fall, CEUNPA representative for Senegal, Hon. Seynabou Wade, MP and Deputy Mayor in the City Council of Dakar, Hon. Ndeye Gaye Cisse, MP, deputy majority leader, Aly Fay Ndiaye, consultant, Hon. Tafsir Thioye, MP (in the picture from right to left).

The Senegalese Democratic Party leads the Sopi Coalition that won 131 out of 150 seats in the last elections. The party is headed by Senegal’s president Abdoulaye Wade and is a member of the Liberal International.

Top image: Skyline of Dakar, Source: Jeff Attaway, Flickr, Creative Commons