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“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.
Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.
The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has reviewed the initial report of Zambia on how that country implements the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Introducing the report was G. M. K. Imbwae, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of Zambia, who said although the Government was faced with major constraints and a declining economy, it remained committed to the implementation of the rights enshrined in the International Covenant.