Time to help people "live their dreams", says IPU president

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Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe

It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Saber Chowdhury is currently at UN Headquarters in New York for IPU's Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

Held every five years, the focus in 2015 is on "building the world people want" in the context of new Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, recently agreed upon by UN Member States.

Stephanie Coutrix met with the Bangladeshi official and began by asking him what makes the IPU conference different from other UN meetings.

Duration: 3'40"

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