03/04/2015 10:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly yields results

Hanoi, April 2 (VNA) – The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Hanoi was a strong success and its solidarity, cooperation, efforts and determination will be turned into policies and action programmes to bring tangible benefits around the globe.

Tran Van Hang, Head of the National Assembly's External Relations Committee, made the remark as the IPU-132 closed after five days of working, adding that the event attracted the largest number of international delegations during its history.

Delegates have contributed hundreds of opinions during meetings and debates during the five-day event, sharing their experience and challenges in pursuing the Millennium Development Goals, the deadline for which is just months away.

Participants also offered solutions for the post-2015 agenda focusing on sustainable development goals.

Hang said the Hanoi Declaration ‘Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action’ is the most convincing evidence of the fruitfulness of the IPU-132.

The document will be important for the United Nations to draw up the post-2015 agenda, determining goals and specific orientations for sustainable development, according to Hang.

He said all resolutions and solutions crafted during the IPU-132 have been sent to the parliaments of all participating countries for implementation.

He added that many countries have shared their own plans and programmes of actions towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 criteria.
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