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Belarusian resolution to make part of OSCE PA Luxembourg Declaration

Politics 05.07.2019 | 13:21
Boleslav Pirshtuk. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives
Boleslav Pirshtuk. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) - The draft Belarusian resolution “Strategic Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” will make part of the Luxembourg Declaration of the 28th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.

The head of Belarus' parliamentary delegation Boleslav Pirshtuk presented the draft Belarusian resolution “Strategic Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” at a meeting of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment. The document has received the unanimous support of the participants of the meeting. The draft resolution prepared by the Belarusian MPs will make part of the Luxembourg Declaration which will be adopted at the closing plenary meeting of the OSCE PA Annual Session on 8 July,” the press service noted.

This is the first time the OSCE PA considers a draft resolution on such subject. “The document reflects the issues regarding the strategic foresight of the most probable achievements in science, technology and innovation enabling parliaments, governments and other stakeholders to plan policies which should bring maximum social and economic benefits for their countries and societies,” the press service of the House of Representatives noted.

Luxembourg is hosting the 28th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on 4-8 July. Its main theme is Advancing Sustainable Development to Promote Security: The Role of Parliaments. Parliamentarians are discussing legislative measures to strengthen international cooperation and promote sustainable development as an important prerequisite for ensuring peace and security in the OSCE region. The session will conclude with the election of the OSCE PA president, vice presidents, treasurer and other OSCE PA officials. The Annual Session will culminate in the adoption on 8 July of the Luxembourg Declaration, containing recommendations to the 57 nations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – and to the OSCE itself – in the fields of political affairs, security, economics, environment, human rights and humanitarian questions.

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