Month: June 2020

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 […]

The IPU SG Martin Chungong presents to the participants in the Information Seminar

IPU’s annual information seminar for parliamentary staff goes virtual

This year’s IPU information seminar has gone online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since participants cannot travel to Geneva, the IPU is holding a week of webinars for parliamentary staff in French. Every year, the IPU holds an information seminar for parliamentary staff who are Secretaries of IPU Groups or who are responsible for international […]

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong says its vital to lift the lockdowns on parliaments too

IPU Secretary General Chungong says vital to lift the lockdowns on parliaments too

Op-Ed by IPU Secretary General – During the ongoing coronavirus emergency, extraordinary measures may have been necessary so that national leaders can make rapid and vital decisions that have had a restrictive effect on how we enjoy freedoms. But these measures should be short-term only. They must not become the norm. As many countries begin to […]