Opinion: Policy in the interests of majority will help get over the crisis of global institutions

13:00, 14 March

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The Belarusian parliamentary delegation is participating in the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and related events in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain. A meeting of the bureau of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs took place on 13 March. Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh, attended the event, BelTA has learned.

According to him, the meeting discussed issues related to the strengthening of interaction between the IPU and UN organizations to achieve agreed development goals.

“The IPU activities should be focused on a limited number of priority areas, where the influence of national parliaments can bring maximum results,” Andrei Savinykh said during his speech. “In particular, Belarus suggested that special attention should be paid to the global and national efforts aimed at strengthening human potential, development of education. In this regard, we should improve coordination between the parliaments and the country offices of the UN organizations in the preparation of expert opinions on the draft laws,” he added.

The Belarusian MP supported the idea to conduct missions through the IPU to study the positive and effective experience of the UN organizations in individual countries. “We must build all the work on the ground in such a way that people feel the practical results of the activities of global development institutions,” he stressed. “At the same time, MPs must also actively participate in the discussion on the reform of the UN program activities, reform of the UN Security Council, harmonization of common views on the preferable areas of human development. Above all, in order to prevent the policy of double standards and the manipulation of the content of the international agenda. This inclusive approach must put a barrier to the manipulative rejection of time-tested and historical traditional humanist values that have been formed in different national cultures and traditions.”

“The best way to overcome the crisis of global institutions is to pursue policies in the interests of the majority of our planet's population,” Andrei Savinykh stated.

The decisions of the bureau will form the basis of the agenda of the meeting of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs, which will be held on 14 March.

The Belarusian parliamentary delegation is taking part in the meeting of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary which is taking place in Manama, Bahrain on 11-15 March. The IPU is one of the most authoritative international organizations, founded in 1889, and currently brings together the parliaments of 178 states and 14 associate members. The Parliamentary Assembly has had permanent observer status with the IPU since April 2001.

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