Global young parliamentarians conference wraps up, adopting statement on youth in achieving SDGs through digitalisation

September 16, 2023

HÀ NỘI — Youth must be engaged in politics and digital technology to simulate progress, said the Inter-Parlimentary Union (IPU) President Duarte Pacheco as the 9th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians concludes on Saturday. A conference statement was also adopted, summarising the delegates' discussions on enhancing digital capacity for the youth, digital transformation, innovation and startups, as well as promoting respect for cultural diversity in support of sustainable development. Education curricula should be adapted to equip the younger generation, with a focus on digital skills and encourage women to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, per the statement. Emphasising the importance of culture as a driver of sustainable development, the statement also calls for inclusivity, intercultural dialogues, and mutual respect among people of different cultures. Taking place from September 14-18, the 9th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians gathers nearly 500 delegates, including 300 international delegates from 70 IPU member parliaments and international organisations, making it the biggest one since the conception of the event.

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