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IPU Anniversary on 30 June: Watch 135 years of the IPU in 135 seconds

On 30 June 1889, visionary parliamentarians Frédéric Passy of France and William Randall Cremer of the United Kingdom brought together MPs from Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Liberia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA in the first inter-parliamentary meeting in Paris, France. The Inter-Parliamentary Conference, later to become the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was born. What happened next? Discover the IPU’s 135-year history in (just over) 135 seconds.

As we celebrate the IPU’s 135th anniversary on 30 June 2024, which is also the International Day for Parliamentarism, see here the results of the 2023 Impact Report

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