New Decade New Agreement

62.To demonstrate the Government`s commitment to implementing the agreement, we call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to show personal leadership by convening the Joint Executive Committee of the Government and Northern Ireland of the United Kingdom by 1 October 2020. The agreement described quarterly meetings to audit implementation, the first, having taken place before the end of January 2020,123, she indicated that the party leaders of the Northern Ireland Executive would attend the meetings and that the UK Government and the Irish Government would be involved « if necessary in accordance with the tripartite approach. »124 He added that an implementation programme and timetable will be agreed at the first meeting. Appendix F of the New Decade, New Approach said that quarterly updates of progress in the implementation of the agreement are published.125 Published next to the agreement, the Assembly Bill was published regarding the linguistic and cultural aspects of the agreement. This legislation includes three separate bills to be defined: the Office of Identity and Cultural Expression (OICE); an Irish language commissioner; and a curator who focuses on the British language, art and literature of the Ulster Scots and Ulster. We can never have enough contact between the various parties, the executive and the UK government on the implementation of these agreements. It was an obstacle to progress in the past, frankly. We are very keen to put in place the framework conditions that we have set out at this meeting and to work so that the commitments made in this agreement can be implemented as soon as possible.129 d) Debate on the progress made in the implementation of the new Decade, the agreement on the new approach should be on the agenda of each meeting of the cabinet`s semi-annual delegation; and the full contract document and the combined bills are available online here. 57.The agreement included an audit mechanism in the form of meetings to verify implementation. The exact role that the firm`s semi-annual delegation will play in monitoring the New Decade, the New Concept, is unclear.

We asked the minister whether the semi-annual delegation meeting would put on his agenda the review of the implementation of the new decade, the new approach. He said: « Governments are now presenting an agreement to all parties. This builds on the extensive discussion and collective work that the parties have been doing since last May following the horrific murder of Lyra McKee. Governments believe that a fair and balanced package is needed.