According to Viacheslav Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia” , the topic chosen for today's IPU meeting raises the important question of the key role of education in achieving the goals of the international community, such as peace, security and the rule of law.
“Education forms a world view, provides an opportunity to learn about cultural diversity, history, and traditions of the peoples of the world,” said the Chairman of the State Duma.
Moreover, Viacheslav Volodin stressed that education helps understand the importance of adherence to international law and the principles of peaceful coexistence: non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, equal dialogue, and mutually beneficial cooperation.
“The world view of a truly educated person should be based on respect for other cultures and religions, the disapproval of exclusivity, extremist and terrorist ideologies. This is even more important when a person has power,” he said.
According to the UN, today in the world only 42% of children of primary and secondary school age have a basic level of reading and math skills, informed Viacheslav Volodin.
”The legislation in the field of education should be shared, best practices and the search for effective model solutions should be exchanged. Today this topic is becoming a priority for inter-parliamentary cooperation also because we are entering the digital era“, emphasized the Chairman of the State Duma.
He called upon world parliaments to start drafting model legislation on the key problems and today’s challenges. ”This will make the adopted laws more effective in a lot of states“, said Viacheslav Volodin.
Viacheslav Volodin also noted that a lot for the development of the Inter-Parliamentary Union was done by the Chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, and congratulated her on her birthday.
“We know Valentina Ivanovna, as a person who has done a lot for the IPU, has done everything to strengthen its position in the world,” he stressed.