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BGIPU member Dan Carden MP elected President of Forum of Young Parliamentarians

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 dedicated to enhancing the participation of young people in parliaments and making sure that their voices are heard in global political decision-making. The Forum was established in 2013 following a landmark IPU resolution in 2010 on boosting youth participation in democracy.

As President of the Forum, Mr Carden represents all legislators under the age of 45 from IPU member-states. He will lead the Board of 12 parliamentarians – one man and one woman from each of the IPU’s six geopolitical groups – to achieve the organisation’s aims. Both the Board and the President are elected every two years.

Dan Carden said:

“Today’s young people will inherit the greatest challenges facing our common humanity – poverty and inequality; conflict; climate and ecological breakdown. Their voices are crucial to putting us on the path to a sustainable future and I look forward to using this role to help make sure they are heard on the world stage.”

Dan Carden MP/BGIPU Secretariat