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136th IPU Assembly Focuses on Means to End Inequalities Worldwide

136th IPU Assembly Focuses on Means  to End Inequalities Worldwide

DHAKA - With more focus on ways to end economic, political and social inequalities worldwide, the 136th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) kicked off here on Saturday night.
Some 1,500 delegates of 131 countries have been attending the mega assembly.
The conference will be held from April 1 to April 5 on the theme of "Readdressing inequalities: delivering on dignity and well-being for all."
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children's Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi will present a key-note paper on the topic in the assembly.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the five-day conference at the South Plaza of Bangladesh Parliament House in capital Dhaka.
She released a commemorative postage stamp and launched IPU web television.
IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong told reporters at a press briefing in Dhaka on Friday that some 135 countries, out of 170 member IPU countries, will have discussions to fight against the menace of widening inequality from different perspectives. (Xinhua)