Activities: BGIPU Seminars & Events

There were panellists from CPA UK, BGIPU and Embassy Magazine in the IPU Room, off Westminster Hall at UK Parliament.

BGIPU & CPA UK join Embassy Magazine for outreach event for London-based mission staff

In partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) and Embassy Magazine, BGIPU was very pleased to host an outreach event for London-based embassy and high commission staff to provide an overview of how the UK Parliament manages its inter-parliamentary relations, with a key focus on the work of CPA UK and BGIPU. Welcomed by […]

Nordic/Baltic Ambassadors provided an informative session for MPs/Peers addressing current responses in support of Ukraine and long-term strategies to deal with Russian aggression. in Europe.

Key Nordic/Baltic responses with UK to support Ukraine and address Russian aggression

On Tuesday 25 October 2022, BGIPU held a Nordic/Baltic Ambassador briefing chaired by BGIPU Chair Harriett Baldwin MP and APPG Norway Chair, Sir Mark Hendrick MP to hear from the Ambassadors of Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, the Deputy Head of Mission of Finland, and the Defence Attaché of Estonia on their respective country […]

BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP speaks in the House of Commons on 10 September 2022 to pay tribute to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II.

BGIPU Chair pays tribute to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II in House of Commons

During tributes to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Commons on 10 September 2022, the BGIPU Chair Harriett Baldwin MP highlighted the vital global role played by Her Majesty in encouraging peace and understanding in the world including inter-parliamentary dialogue noting that she opened three IPU Conferences convened in London in […]

The Ambassadors of Greece, Finland, Sweden and Lithuania brief MPs/Peers on European security issues stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Ambassadors brief on European security impacts of Russian invasion of Ukraine

On Tuesday 24 May, BGIPU held an Ambassador briefing chaired by BGIPU Chair Harriett Baldwin MP, for members of both the House of Commons and Lords. Present at the meeting were the Ambassador of Greece, His Excellency Mr Ionnis E. Raptakis, the Ambassador of Finland, His Excellency Mr Jukka Reino Siukosaari, the Ambassador of Lithuania, […]

HM Ambassadors to Ukraine and Poland briefed UK parliamentarians on the dire humanitarian and security impacts of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine

HM Ambassadors to Ukraine and Poland brief UK MPs/Peers on impact of Russian invasion

On Wednesday 18 May, BGIPU held an Ambassador roundtable chaired by BGIPU Executive Committee member Wayne David MP, for members of both the House of Commons and Lords. Present at the meeting were Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Poland, Anna Clunes (virtually). They updated the members on the […]

The Ambassadors of Norway and Estonia and the Deputy Ambassdor of Germ,any brief MPs/Peers on the impacts of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine.

European Ambassadors brief MPs/Peers on the impact of illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine

On Tuesday 26 April, BGIPU held an Ambassador roundtable chaired by BGIPU Chair Harriett Baldwin MP, to members of both the House of Commons and Lords. Present at the meeting were the Ambassador of Norway, His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, the Ambassador of Estonia, His Excellency Mr Vilja Lubi, and the German Chargé d ’Affair, […]

On 30 March, BGIPU hosted an African Ambassador Roundtable which was chaired by the Chair of BGIPU, Harriett Baldwin MP. Members received first-hand accounts of political, social and economic developments in Gabon, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

Embassies give update briefings on Gabon, Ethiopia and Madagascar for MPs/Peers

On 30 March, BGIPU hosted an African Ambassador Roundtable which was chaired by the Chair of BGIPU, Harriett Baldwin MP. Members received briefings from HE Sanni Aoudou, Ambassador of Gabon; HE Teferi Melesse Desta, Ambassador of Ethiopia; and Mr Tojonirina Ramarolahy, Chargé d’Affaire to Madagascar. The well attended meeting was an important opportunity for UK […]

The handbook uses the framework of the International Health Regulations (2005), which are an instrument of international law conferring rights and obligations on individual countries. They are designed to prevent the spread of disease internationally and to guide the public-health response when risks arise.

IPU & WHO publish handbook to assist MPs prepare for the next pandemic

To help draw lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and be better prepared for the next health crisis, the IPU and the World Health Organization (WHO) have jointly published Strengthening health security preparedness: The International Health Regulations (2005). This is the 34th handbook for parliamentarians published by the IPU. The handbook is designed to be an essential […]