Martin Chungong made double history by becoming the first-ever African and the first non-European to be elected as secretary general in the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 126-year history. With more than three decades of experience and knowledge of parliaments at national and international level, he has dedicated his professional life to promoting and building democracy worldwide.
As we enter this crucial "decade of action," international support to parliaments is vital to bolster their ability to accelerate progress on the SDGs. UNDP's Achim Steiner and IPU's Martin Chungong discuss ways to help parliaments tackle the defining challenges of our time.
There can be no accountability without parliaments, writes Martin Chungong, secretary general at the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in this exclusive guest column. How can parliaments' role in oversight and accountability be strengthened?