Initiated in 2017, this year's event is themed "Combating Inequality through Social and Financial Inclusion."
Denpasar (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) is holding the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development (WPFSD) in Kuta, Bali, on Sept 4-5.

Initiated in 2017, this year’s event is themed "Combating Inequality through Social and Financial Inclusion," Head of DPR's Inter-Parliamentary Partnership Agency (BKSAP) and Chief Committee WPFSD Nurhayati Ali Assegaf revealed.

Several parliament chairmen, such as from Portuguese, Gambia, Timor Leste, and Saudi Arabia, as well as representatives of international organizations around the world, including President of the lnter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriella Cuevas Barron, were attendees at the WPFSD.

Assegaf noted that the parliament played a significant role in adopting universal, inclusive, and sustainable development policies to ensure that no one would be left behind as it forges ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

Speaking in connection with the theme raised, Assegaf highlighted the crucial need to support social and financial inclusiveness for putting an end to poverty and realizing equitable development.

Multisectoral cooperation also plays a significant role in SDGs that can be achieved through effective collaborations among stakeholders, academics, business entities, and society.

DPR RI speaker Bambang Soesatyo noted in his remarks that several topics to be discussed at the forum comprised industrial infrastructure and innovation. Related news: Indonesia-EU agrees to fulfill 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

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Translator: I Komang Suparta / Suwanti
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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