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January 26, 2022

Report on Madrid Declaration: Sen. Pia Cayetano shares her insights and learnings from the recent 143rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Madrid, Spain during the hybrid plenary session Wednesday, January 26, 2022. As the sole representative of the Senate, Cayetano reported that the IPUA members adopted the Madrid Declaration, which calls for a new approach to democracy with a renewed commitment to core democratic values, inclusiveness, and problem solving. It was also discussed during the IPU how COVID-19 pandemic had negative implications on the democratic processes and countries need to act urgently, according to Cayetano. “During the parliamentary debate, which I participated in, I stressed that our response to these challenges must be long-lasting solution that incorporate inter-generational fairness so that it will have a positive effect on the next generations. Inter-generational fairness is a concept of justice among generations, which is the foundation of sustainable development in the youth and conservation of the environment and its natural resources, cultural resources, and the proper way to approach economic and social problems,” Cayetano said. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)