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The Asian Parliamentary Assembly To Discuss Nine Draft Resolutions on Social and Cultural Issues
Prepaired By: NA001 ​ Date: (12/1/2016 1:23:36 AM )

In the afternoon of 29 November 2016, during the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, hosted by Cambodia Parliament in Sokha Siem Reap hotel convention center, the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs conducted its meeting to discuss the 9 draft Resolutions before submitting to the Plenary Session for adoption on 1 December 2016.

The Draft Resolutions deliberated in the meeting are as follows:

1.    Draft Resolution on Measures to Promote Cultural Diversity and Protect Cultural Heritage in Asia
2.    Draft Resolution on Asian Integration through Information and Communication Technology
3.    Draft Resolution on Collaboration on Health Equity in Asia
4.    Draft Resolution on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Asia
5.    Draft Resolution on Asian Parliamentarians against Corruption
6.    Draft Resolution on APA Women Parliamentarians
7.    Draft Resolution on Promoting Inter-Faith Dialogue and Harmony Among World Religions
8.    Draft Resolution on Legal and Legislative Cooperation in Combating the Smuggling of Cultural Items in Asia
9.    Draft Resolution on Effective Cooperation in Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking in Asia

In the meeting, parliamentary delegates deliberated on each resolution. The Resolution on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Asia was intensively deliberated between Indonesia and Bahrain. Therefore, the meeting Chairman and APA Secretary requested them to have bilateral discussion on their contradictory views or to keep it for further discussion during the next 2017 APA.
The meeting members lively shared their views and suggested some amendment on the 9 Resolutions before submitting them to the APA Plenary Session for examination and adoption on 1 December 2016.

The Cambodian parliamentary delegation attending this meeting was led by H.E. Yem Ponharith, Chairman of Commission on Education, Youth, Sport, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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