World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development: An Initiative from the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia
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As the effort to prepare the first World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development which will be held on September 6-7 th this year, the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia held a socialization regarding the event on Thursday, July 13 th 2017. Taking place at Nusantara Building, the socialization was attended by the representatives of ambassadors from various countries who will be attending the event in Nusa Dua, Bali. ISAFIS as the representative of youth-led organization was also invited to learn and pass the understanding of World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development to a wider community.
World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development has the goal as well as the theme of Achieving the 2030 Agenda through Inclusive Development. Furthermore, it was mentioned during the socialization that the forum will emphasize the true meaning of SDGs which is for the people. There are three main topics which will be intensively discussed in two days. First, “Leave no one behind: Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Development” which focuses on the national policy making that is in line with the inclusive and equitable goals of SDGS. Second, “Ending Violence, Sustaining Peace” is hoped to strengthen the international community including the parliament in taking active role to stop violence and maintain peace. Third, “SDGs and Climate Action” is explained as the effort to respond the climate change and to find alternative solutions which could be applied by parliaments through their policies.