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20 nations sign up for climate change meet

Update: May, 05/2017 - 09:16
Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday. — VOV Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday.

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng said the symposium, co-organised by the IPU and the Vietnamese legislature, will discuss legislators’ actions to realise sustainable development goals (SDGs) amid climate change.

The head of the NA Committee for External Relations and deputy head of the organising board, Nguyễn Văn Giàu, said the symposium will focus on the SDGs and the role of parliaments; promotion of gender equality and public health when adapting to climate change; challenges and opportunities facing countries in the region; international commitments and requirements for legislators; and mobilisation of resources for realising the SDGs. — VNS

 

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