Through its programme of activities, the BGIPU seeks to engage Parliamentarians in key global issues and works to expand awareness and understanding of foreign relations and the contribution to be made by the UK Parliament to consolidate parliamentary democracy worldwide.
Here you can read the reports of our activities, including our Outward Delegations, IPU conferences and events and inward visits to Westminster.
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Dan Carden, UK Member of Parliament for Liverpool, Walton and BGIPU’s Treasurer, has been elected as the new President of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Sunday 12 March in Manama, Bahrain at the IPU’s 146th Assembly. The Forum of Young Parliamentarians is a permanent body of IPU […]
At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance and a landmark resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security. The Manama Declaration: A message of hope The Declaration follows a debate in which a record 151 parliamentarians spoke before […]
The IPU has launched a new campaign, Parliaments for the Planet, designed to mobilize parliaments and parliamentarians to act on the climate emergency. The campaign will encourage parliaments and those who work in them to lead by example, reduce their own carbon footprint and take concrete measures to implement the Paris Agreement on climate to limit […]
At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain this week, the IPU welcomed back the Liberian Parliament to its global parliamentary community. With the return of Liberia, IPU Membership now stands at 179 National Parliaments worldwide, with all African countries now represented.* Liberia was one of the nine founding members of the IPU along with Belgium, Britain, […]
More women than ever hold political decision-making posts worldwide but gender parity is still far off, according to the 2023 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics. The Map presents the latest rankings and regional distribution of women in executive positions and national parliaments as of 1 January 2023. The data shows that […]
According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022, women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning parliament in the world is male-only. The findings in the annual IPU report are based on the […]
As the IPU celebrates International Women’s Day, these are just some of the inspiring women MPs working actively in the IPU’s committees to promote gender equality, youth participation, peace and sustainable development. Sahar Albazar, Egypt President of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians Young people make up the majority of the world’s population, […]
Statement by the IPU Gender Partnership Group The IPU firmly believes that the equitable participation of women in politics is essential for strong democracies and for sustainable development. We stand in support of women’s political participation and representation in Nigeria, in the lead-up to elections to the National Assembly on 25 February 2023. However, we are […]
The 146th IPU Assembly will be held in Manama, Bahrain from 11 to 15 March 2023, hosted by the Parliament of Bahrain. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world are expected to attend the deliberations on the overall theme of Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance. According to the 2022 Global Peace Index, published by […]
BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, accompanied by Dan Carden MP and Damien Moore MP, participated in the IPU Parliamentary Hearing held at UN Headquarters in New York on 13-14 February 2023 on the theme Water for People and Planet: Stop the waste, change the game, invest in the future, which provided a parliamentary […]