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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On 18 September, the world celebrated its first ever International Equal Pay Day. To mark the occasion, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), ILO, UN Women and the OECD, hosted a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all employers, governments and workers to take the necessary steps to ensure that “equal pay for work of equal […]
On 17 September BGIPU in partnership with Canning House and the APPG for Latin America jointly hosted a virtual briefing with British Ambassadors to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The event was chaired by Mark Menzies MP and was attended by MPs and Peers from the BGIPU Executive Committee and […]
On 16 September, BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, had a virtual meeting with her counterpart as Head of the Israeli delegation to the IPU, Avi Dichter MK, who also chairs the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the Knesset. Both former Ministers in their respective national governments had taken up the role of leading their […]
An informal virtual interactive panel debate for International Day of Democracy, in partnership with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, on Tuesday, 15 September from 17:00-18:30 CET. Open to all IPU Members, parliamentarians, UN partners, students and the general public. During the pandemic, democratic processes have been under assault in […]
The latest resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU has just been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution, co-sponsored by 76 UN Member States, reaffirms the commitment of all parties to continue to bridge the implementation gap between international commitments and national laws and budgets. The resolution […]
BGIPU hosted a roundtable on Parliamentary IT responses to COVID-19 on Tuesday 8 September. BGIPU Director Rick Nimmo moderated the session which was attended by Lord Russell, Lord Clement-Jones, on behalf of the House of Lords IT Users group. Through the assistance of the IPU Centre for Innovation in Parliament, a panel of experts comprised […]
Press release by the IPU Over 100 of the world’s top legislators took part in the virtual Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on 19 and 20 August 2020, under the overall theme of Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and planet. The Conference was […]
On 12 August, International Youth Day 2020, the IPU celebrates the 10th anniversary of its resolution, Youth participation in the democratic process. Adopted by IPU Member Parliaments in 2010 in Thailand, the resolution is a call to action to include more young people in political decision-making. It also led to the creation of the Forum […]
The IPU and the parliamentary community express their shock and sadness at the devastation and loss of life caused by the blasts in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday 4 August. We convey our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured, and express our solidarity […]
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will take place as a virtual conference on 17 and 18 August and will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP). It is being organised in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit provides women in the highest […]