Vietnam attends Inter-Parliamentary Union seminar in China

Tuesday, 2017-09-05 15:23:37
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At the “Parliamentary Capacity Building and the Further Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals” seminar in Beijing, China. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Chairman of the Culture, Education and Youth and Children Committee of the National Assembly Phan Thanh Binh and a Vietnamese delegation are attending the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s Interregional Seminar in Beijing, China to promote the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The three-day seminar, opened on September 5 under the theme “Parliamentary Capacity Building and the Further Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, is intended to foster interregional exchanges on SDGs implementation between Asian and African parliaments.

Measures to address climate change will be on the table while experience will be exchanged among the lawmakers with focus on the significance of industrial and agricultural modernisation and poverty reduction.

The Vietnamese delegation will participate in discussions on the agenda. They will also have bilateral meetings with the host-Chinese delegation, IPU Secretariat officials and the Lao delegation.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September, 2015. The IPU and its members have proactively carried out the agenda by organising a line-up of seminars.

The Beijing seminar is held following the regional seminar on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments in the Asia-Pacific Region which took place in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City from May 11-12.