What to remember from the declaration of 9my World Conference of Young Parliamentarians
The 9my The World Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Hanoi adopted a declaration highlighting the role of young people in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through digital transformation and innovation, and promoted respect for cultural diversity in favor of sustainable development during the closing session of the event. Saturday September 16.
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|President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the closing of the 9thmy World Conference of Young Parliamentarians.|
In the conference statement on the theme “The role of youth in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs through digital transformation and innovation” at the 9my At the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians held from 14 to 17 September 2023 in Hanoi, young parliamentarians affirmed their commitment to accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, in particular through digital transformation and innovation.
“We stand ready to play our part in the mission of harnessing the power of technology and innovation for the SDGs, in a responsible way that leaves no one behind, especially future generations, while respecting the United Nations Charter United Nations and international law. We are united to fulfill the promises of the 2015 Hanoi Declaration and respond to the urgent call of the 2030 Agenda,” they said.
According to the statement, as inventors, users and key promoters of technological evolution, young people are uniquely positioned to lead the positioning of digital transformation and innovation at the center of the action to accelerate progress aimed at making the development is sustainable for the planet and accessible. to everyone, leaving no one behind. Young people are already leaders in the private sector, as CEOs of innovative technology companies and startups, or as investors in digital transformation. This should also be reflected in the young people who lead our political institutions.
|Closing of the 9thmy World Conference of Young Parliamentarians, September 16 in Hanoi.|
“We, young parliamentarians, know how to navigate the complexities of the digital landscape and know better than anyone the pulse of the youth and future generations of our country. Our role is to give voice to their aspirations. Young people are natives of the latest technologies and are well positioned to deliver new solutions for the benefit of all. This includes the development of start-ups, the development of new technologies and taking advantage of the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). We reiterate our call to parliamentarians and leaders politicians to adopt transformative measures for more young people in politics by joining the IPU campaign +I say yes to young people in Parliament!”, they said.
Regarding digital transformation, young parliamentarians called and suggested to member parliaments that they update parliamentary rules and working methods to allow greater virtual participation of parliamentarians, that they use interactive platforms that facilitate direct and inclusive communication between voters and representatives, encouraging meaningful participation from specific demographic groups. especially among young people, in the work of parliamentary committees.
They also proposed considering developing or strengthening forward-looking parliamentary bodies, such as future committees and other mechanisms tailored to country-specific conditions, to help parliaments anticipate and respond to long-term trends or potential shocks, and to ensure the participation of young people in these bodies; develop appropriate legal frameworks and strengthen international cooperation to protect their respective digital sovereignty in order to create a safe and healthy network environment and sustainable development.
|Young parliamentarians during the event.|
Regarding innovation and startups, they called for strengthening the innovation and startup ecosystem, in particular by developing legal frameworks for innovation and startups, increasing our budgets to support companies, startups and targeted companies by young people and inclusive for young people. youth innovation initiatives, including through funding, grants and technical assistance, and ensuring they are aligned with the SDGs, particularly in terms of empowering young women.
The statement highlighted the need to promote educational programs that provide the skills necessary to prepare the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on digital skills.
The young parliamentarians urged the IPU to examine possible avenues within existing structures to engage on issues of innovation and digital transformation; promote the creation of global networks of young parliamentarians in the field of digital transformation and innovation, within the framework of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, in close cooperation with the IPU Center for Innovation in Parliament.
|Young parliamentarians in Ha Long, September 17.|
Regarding the promotion of respect for cultural diversity for sustainable development, young parliamentarians suggested that member parliaments contribute to developing a common parliamentary approach to establish a framework of principles and values in decision-making, research and development around science and technology, such as the IPU International Charter on Ethics in Science and Technology, which aims to ensure that the development and applications of science and technology are carried out responsibly, ethical and sustainable.
They urged strong contributions to efforts to curb online violence against women and girls, including by promoting gender equality, limiting hate speech, and regulating and managing AI, so that women and girls are protected and that new technologies do not perpetuate gender prejudices.
At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen data protection framework laws and other regulatory instruments, particularly regarding personal data, cyber threats, and promote transparent and open source algorithms; promote inclusion, intercultural dialogue and respect for cultural diversity and local knowledge as drivers of sustainable development, prosperity and peaceful coexistence; promote culture as a driver of sustainable development, commit to protecting and promoting cultural diversity, affirm the role of the creative economy and cultural industries.
The declaration highlighted the promotion of respect for cultural diversity in the context of the 4my industrial Revolution ; strengthen cooperation for economic innovation, increased efficiency and drivers of economic growth. At the same time, state agencies should be supported to operate more transparently and efficiently on the digitalization roadmap to reduce the development gap, ensure people’s privacy in cyberspace, and take sovereignty into account. national.