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Jaipur Declaration

Meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum
on Women Parliamentarians: Enablers for Achieving SDGs
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, August 21, 2016

We, the Women Parliamentarians from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, having assembled at this Meeting of the BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum, on the theme Women Parliamentarians - Enablers for Achieving SDGs on 20-21 August 2016 at Jaipur in the State of Rajasthan, India,

Recognizing that the Meeting bears utmost relevance as we strive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030,

Strongly believing that the SDGs and the associated Targets do constitute a comprehensive plan towards achieving meaningful growth and progress, and will stimulate action in areas of critical importance, involving People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership,

Reaffirming the Ufa declaration adopted during the Seventh BRICS Summit on 9 July 2015, that there has to be an integrated approach to implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda,

Stressing that countries need to judiciously prioritize and adapt the Goals and Targets in line with local challenges, capacities and resources,

Expressing concern over the deleterious effects of climate change on ecological systems, biodiversity, and food production,

Welcoming the Addis Ababa Action Agenda that stresses financing for development, and transfer of technology to, and capacity-building measures in the developing and the least developed countries on favourable terms,

Bearing in mind that BRICS parliamentarians, especially women parliamentarians, are well placed to promote the transformational agenda of SDGs, in providing a legislative framework in formulating people-centric development policies and in implementing and monitoring the progress in achieving SDGs,

Acknowledging that the informed deliberations on the theme of the Meeting Women Parliamentarians: Enablers for Achieving SDGs have helped to frame, crystallize and contextualize issues that are as integral and indispensable elements of SDGs,

Do hereby:

Source: Official website of the 2016 BRICS Summit

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