Month: February 2013

BGIPU delegation at the Central America Integration System HQs in San Salvador, El Salvador

Drugs in Costa Rica and El Salvador

Whoever one meets in politics in Costa Rica and El Salvador, the gloomy presence of the drugs trade will eventually emerge in discussion. Previously by-standers in the drugs wars, these two countries now have Mexican drug cartels who have relocated in order to avoid detection and invest their profits.

A waste disposal project in Monrovia funded byt World Bank Infrastructure project.JPG

Visit to Liberia to meet the UN Secretary General’s “High-Level Panel” on Post-2015 Global Development Goals

On 30 January in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Hugh Bayley MP joined senior parliamentary colleagues from Liberia, Bangladesh and Uganda in a roundtable discussion to convey to the post-2015 High Level Panel the IPU’s perspectives on the importance of democratic governance, particularly the role to be played by parliaments, in determining any future international development goals.

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Hugh Bayley MP visits UK and World Bank aid projects in Liberia

In addition to the primary role as a member of the IPU delegation to meet the UNSG’s High Level panel on post-2015 Global Development goals, Hugh Bayley MP also had the opportunity to have a number of other meetings  during my visit to Liberia which provide valuable insight into the current situation in Liberia, including UK interests in the country.