Water among key IPU-132 agenda components

(VOVworld) – Approximately 200 parliamentarians attended a meeting of the IPU 132 Executive Committee to discuss 2 draft resolutions on cyber security and water management. Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung was elected President of IPU 132 Executive Committee.  Participants agreed that cyber warfare is becoming a serious threat to global peace and security. They agreed to adopt the resolution on water management to create an important international legal foundation to call for joint actions by parliaments in order to ensure human rights to water and hygiene, which were approved by the UN General Assembly in 2010.

Water among key IPU-132 agenda components - ảnh 1

Cyber security and water management were also discussed at the IPU Young Parliamentarians Forum on Sunday. Vietnamese delegates proposed measures to effectively manage water resources, stressing the need for parliaments to adjust their laws and policies on water management. Nguyen Dac Vinh, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union, said: “Water has a great impact on our lives. There are many rivers that flow through different countries, so if we lack cooperation, there will be negative consequences. If we think and act together, this will no longer be a problem based on the harmonization of all countries’ interests.”

The Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments also convened on Sunday to seek a more effective model to assist parliaments.