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.


Meeting with the President of Madagascar

Time: TBC
Location: IPU Room, Off Westminster Hall

BGIPU will be hosting the President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, on the 6th September. Interested Members should contact Lauren Tait on x7280 or by e-mail at

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BGIPU Charity Quiz

Time: 5.45pm, 9 September 2017
Location: Bellamy's

All Members and Staff are invited to attend BGIPU's annual charity Quiz which this year will be hosted by the Lord Lisvane. Teams should be no more than 6 and entry cost will be a £5 charity donation. If you would like to attend either as a team or individual please contact Rhiannon Edwards on x7283 or by e-mail


Parliamentary Session at the WTO Public Forum

Time: 26 September 2017
Location: WTO Headquarters, Geneva

Members with an interest in trade that would wish to take part in this event focussing this year on ‘Making trade fair: The contribution of parliaments’ are asked to contact Dominique Rees on x3011 or by e-mail


137th IPU Assembly and related meetings

Time: 14-18 October 2017
Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation

The 137th IPU Assembly will be convened in St Petersburg from 14-18 October 2017.  Details of the agenda and arrangements for the Assembly which will be attended by a UK delegation alongside counterparts from the IPU's 173 member parliaments are available on the IPU website