Year: 2020

Building back better after COVID-19: Parliaments & disaster risk reduction

In the context of the IPU campaign, Parliaments in time of a pandemic, the IPU is partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in the organization of a series of webinars for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. Following the first webinar on COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and […]

UK MPs/Peers had detailed discussions by Zoom with their counterparts in Colombia

Productive discussions with Colombian counterparts ahead of a future visit

On 2 July BGIPU convened a well-attended virtual bilateral meeting between Colombian and UK Parliamentarians. The session was moderated by Mark Menzies MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Latin America and Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Colombia, who was joined by Canning House Honorary President, Lord Mountevans and BGIPU Executive Committee members, Vice-Chair […]

The IPU Anniversary Book was released to mark the 130th Anniversary of the IPU

IPU launches anniversary book on International Day of Parliamentarism

On 30 June, on the third edition of International Day of Parliamentarism, the IPU concludes its 130th anniversary year with the publication of a book outlining its achievements over the past 13 decades and including contributions from dozens of its Member Parliaments. The IPU was founded in Paris on 30 June 1889 as the first […]

BGIPU Chair Harriett Baldwin MP and other members give their perspectives on the International Day of Parliamentarianism 30 June 2020

BGIPU Video for International Day of Parliamentarism marking end of IPU’s 130th anniversary

On 30 June 2020, the IPU and the parliamentary community will celebrate the third edition of International Day of Parliamentarism and the anniversary of the foundation of the IPU.  BGIPU has released a video marking the occasion. The IPU was founded 131 years ago on 30 June 1889 by a handful of parliamentarians as the […]

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with the IPU President, Gabriela Cuevas, Executive Committee and other members at the UN Headquarters in New York in February 2020 © Joel S Photo/ IPU

IPU congratulates the United Nations on 75th anniversary of the Charter of the UN

The IPU congratulates the United Nations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, USA. The Charter of the United Nations was born at end of the Second World War to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Over the […]

MPs & Peers participated to hear from the British Red Cross and MSF on the plight of refugees and migrants facing the impacts of COVID-19

Increased Risks & Vulnerabilities from COVID-19 to Refugees & Migrant Populations

On Friday 19 June, BGIPU hosted a virtual parliamentary discussion on COVID-19: The Increased Risks and Vulnerabilities to Refugees and Migrant Populations with The British Red Cross (BRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The proceedings were chaired by BGIPU Executive Committee member, Chris Law MP, with panellists from both BRC and MSF. The event was […]