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Members of the AWEPA Austrian Section and the 2nd Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique, Hon. Younusse Amad, attend the NorthSouthDialogue forum on “Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” on 9 June 2015 in the Austrian Parliament.

Members of the AWEPA Austrian Section and the 2nd Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique, Hon. Younusse Amad, attend the NorthSouthDialogue forum on “Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” on 9 June 2015 in the Austrian Parliament.

The Austrian AWEPA Section comprises more than 100 members, mostly current but also former Members of the Austrian Parliament. Hon. Petra Bayr heads the Section as Chair; her deputies are Hon. Franz-Joseph Huainigg and Hon. Tanja Windbüchler-Souschill.

The honorary Chairs of the Austrian AWEPA Section are Hon. Fritz Neugebauer, former II President of the National Council, and Hon. Eva Glawischnig, former III President of the National Council.

The Section is embedded into a larger project called the “NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments”, which aims to strengthen political and societal support for development politics and international cooperation on national and bilateral levels.

More information about the North-South Dialogue of Parliaments can be found on the project website: www.nordsued-dialog.org.

A digital periodical newsletter for the members of the Austrian AWEPA Section in Parliament has been circulated since March 2009. All back issues can be found here (only available in German)

Head of Section

Petra Bayr

Hon. Petra Bayr

Hon. Bayr has been a member of the Austrian Parliament, in the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), since 2002, and functions as SPÖ Spokesperson for Global development. She is Deputy Chair of the SPÖ Women’s Organisation in Vienna and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF).

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Deputy Head of Section

Franz-Joseph Huainigg

Hon. Franz-Joseph Huainigg

Hon. Huainigg has been a Member of the Austrian National Parliament since 2010, and between 2002 and 2008, as a member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). Since November 2002, Hon. Huainnig has also been the official spokesperson for the Development Cooperation section of the ÖVP as well as for the interests of disabled persons in the Austrian Parliament.

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Deputy Head of Section

Tanja Windbüchler-SouschillHon. Tanja Windbüchler-Souschill

A member of the Green Party in Austria, Hon. Windbüchler-Souschill has been in Parliament since 2008 and is Deputy Chair of the Committee on Foreign Policy as well as a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.

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