Parliamentarians for Peace (P4P) allows Parliamentarians like myself to be part of a global effort with an aim to combat common challenges. An amalgamation of international perspective and subject expertise from Parliamentarians from different countries, makes P4P a great venture to propel policies for issues that do not understand physical boundaries. The ability of the platform to address not only what meets the eye but also identify potential threats and areas requiring transnational solutions is particularly remarkable.
This becomes increasingly relevant in an era where countries are pulling back from multilateral institutions and commitments, and the world grapples with an unprecedented pandemic.
The Peace Policy Platform presented during the Normandy World Peace Forum brought the Parliamentarians together to provide a real worldview of policy resolutions on a virtual platform and reinforced the bold resolve of the forum. The policy solutions proposed dealt with a variety of subjects addressing the current and future needs of the international community :
- solutions for better collaboration in healthcare in light of the pandemic;
- addressing the exponential growth and threats of the internet and AI;
- highlighting the crisis of climate change;
- and the need for international collaboration with representative of the diverse range of subjects discussed.
The varied areas of policy solutions are tied with one common thread : their inability to understand physical borders, thus, necessitating transnational policies and collaboration.
Currently serving his second term as a Member of Parliament, Gaurav Gogoi is the deputy leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, while also being a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Committee on Government Assurances. In the recent past, he has been an active advocate for air-pollution reform in India, whilst simultaneously leading efforts to revamp Parliamentarian’s engagement with critical foreign policy issues in India.