The full advance programme of meetings being convened by the the Inter-Parliamentary Union can be accessed here.  In addition, the BGIPU regularly hosts lectures and meetings within the Palace of Westminster on current topical issues in international affairs. Details of upcoming BGIPU events are listed below and members' nominations for participating in delegations is sought through the All Party Notice circulated weekly by the Government Whips Office when Parliament is sitting.


Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations

Time: 22-23 February 2018
Location: UN Headquarters, New York

This year’s IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing will contribute from a parliamentary perspective to the Global Compact. The Hearing, on 22-23 February in New York, will build on a number of parliamentary debates since the landmark 2015 IPU Declaration on "The imperative for fairer, smarter and more humane migration".


62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Time: 12-16 March 2018
Location: UN Headquarters, New York

The parliamentary meeting convened by the IPU on the occasion of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will be taking place in New York during the week of 12 March (exact dates to be confirmed) as well as a series of formal meetings and associated fringe events. This year’s priority theme will be ‘Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls’. For further information contact Emily Davies on x3011 or by e-mail to


138th IPU Assembly

Time: 24-28 March 2018
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 138th Assembly of the IPU will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24-28 March 2018. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, as well as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young MPs, will meet on this occasion.

The agenda is rich and comprehensive, covering key issues such as strengthening the parliamentary contribution to the global compact for migration, sustaining peace as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development, tackling women’s underrepresentation in politics, engaging the private sector in the development of renewable energy, and building sustainable and resilient societies.  For further information contact Gabriella Liberotti-Harrison on x 3011 or by e-mail