Belgian senator Petra De Sutter president of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development
Belgian senator and member of the Parliamentarians for the 2030 Agenda, Petra De Sutter, was elected president of the European Parliamentary Forum for Population and Development (EPF) in Ottawa, on October 24th. The forum unites parliamentarians from all over Europe who commit themselves to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of each individual. Petra De Sutter will preside EPF for the next three years and is taking over from Swedish politician Ulrika Karlsson.
Late August, thirty parliamentarians from all regions of the world participated in a UNFPA and EPF interactive dialogue in the Austrian capital. MP Benoît Piedboeuf participated as a member of the Belgian ‘Parliamentarians for the 2030 Agenda’.
Johan Verstreken, member of the Flemish parliament and federal senate, participated in a study trip to learn about the reproductive health situation in the Philippines. He was invited by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF).