IPU 136 ends with Dhaka Declaration calling for dignity and well-being for all

(VOVworld) - The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly wrapped up on Friday in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, with the Dhaka Declaration calling to end inequality around the world. The assembly centered its debates on the theme “Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all”.

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National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong addressed the IPU Assembly (Photo: Huy Binh/VNA)

The Dhaka declaration promotes making the economy work for all which can be achieved by pursuing economic and social policies that protect the most vulnerable, particularly investing in public goods such as health care, transport and education for the benefit of all citizens; and by incentivizing small and medium enterprises, including family-owned and cooperative enterprises.  The issues of ensuring labour rights and improving international cooperation are also included in the declaration. The IPU 136 approved resolution on “The role of parliament in respecting the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of States” submitted by the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security. 

The resolution on “Promoting enhanced international cooperation on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular on the financial inclusion of women as a driver of development” by the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade and the emergency item on “Urgent international action to save millions of people from famine and drought in parts of Africa and Yemen” were also passed. The Vietnamese delegation to the assembly contributed actively to the event’s success.