06/04/2015 13:16 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

IPU-132 Adopts Hanoi Declaration

The 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) took place in Hanoi on five consecutive days (from March 28 to April 1, 2015) with a full agenda including more than 30 plenary sessions and activities on the side lines.

IPU-132 involved the participation of more than 1,600 delegates from 133 countries and 23 international and regional parliamentary organisations. It was a significant event of international stature held in Vietnam for the first time.

Themed “Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action”, IPU-132 was highly approved by parliamentarians. Participants also offered constructive input and amendments to complete draft resolutions for the Assembly to adopt with the aim of raising IPU’s increasingly powerful voice in the international community.


 National Assembly Chairman and  IPU-132 President Nguyen Sinh Hung
and delegates participating in IPU-132 pose for a photo. Photo: VNA

More than 1,600 delegates from 160 delegations attend IPU-132 held in Hanoi. Photo: VNA

Vietnam’s State President Truong Tan Sang delivers a welcome speech. Photo: VNA


President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Saber Chowdhury addresses the ceremony. Photo: VNA


 UN Assistant Secretary-General Amina Mohammed speaks at the ceremony. Photo: VNA

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung delivers an opening speech. Photo: VNA

Delegates from countries attend the Inaugural Ceremony of IPU-132. Photo: VNA

The artistic programme of the Inaugural Ceremony of IPU-132. Photo: VNA

Evaluating Vietnam’s contributions as the host of the IPU-132, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Saber Chowdhury claimed that Vietnam played an important role in the success of the Assembly, from preparation to actively proposing opinions in discussion forums.

Vietnam’s parliamentary delegation fully and actively took part in the Assembly’s sittings, debates, consultations and side events. The sharing of parliamentary activities of  Vietnamese delegation was the lessons and experiences for IPU members.

President Saber Chowdhury emphasised that “Hanoi Declaration” - the most important document adopted by the Assembly in Hanoi and proposed by Vietnam’s National Assembly - is of great significance and will be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly to contribute to setting the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. It is an imprint reflecting Vietnam’s notable contributions to the international community.

Secretary General of IPU Martin Chungong chairs the meeting of the Governing Council. Photo: VNA 

Delegates attend the meeting of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs. Photo: VNA

Delegates vote at the session of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade.
Photo: VNA

The 21st meeting of women parliamentarians. Photo: VNA

National Assembly Chairman  and IPU-132 President Nguyen Sinh Hung and
President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Saber Chowdhury at the closing ceremony of IPU-132. Photo: VNA

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung addresses the closing ceremony. Photo: VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife host a State banquet
to welcome the delegates participating in IPU-132. Photo: VNA
The delegation of Association of Secretaries General of Parliament  visits Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh Province. Photo:VNA