Through its programme of activities, the BGIPU seeks to engage Parliamentarians in key global issues and works to expand awareness and understanding of foreign relations and the contribution to be made by the UK Parliament to consolidate parliamentary democracy worldwide.
Here you can read the reports of our activities, including our Outward Delegations, IPU conferences and events and inward visits to Westminster.
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“Water for People and Planet: Stop the waste, change the game, invest in the future” will be the theme of the 2023 Annual Parliamentary Hearing, a joint initiative between the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). More than 250 members of parliament, Speakers, advisers and related officials from more […]
The IPU and the global parliamentary community express their deepest sorrow at the devastation and extensive loss of life in the wake of the earthquakes that struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria earlier this week. We convey our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, solidarity to all those who are impacted, admiration for the first-responders and all those on […]
From 30 January to 2 February 2023, BGIPU hosted a delegation of three parliamentarians from the Sabor of Croatia. The delegation was led by Mrs Natalija Martinčević, who is the new head of their IPU group and was accompanied by Mr Ivan Ćelić a member of the IPU Group and Mr Marko Pavić, Chair of […]
On 24 and 25 January, recently elected BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP accompanied by Vice-Chair Alex Sobel MP , Vice-Chair Rt Hon Vicky Ford MP and Treasurer Dan Carden MP visited Switzerland to meet the Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General, Martin Chungong and senior staff of the IPU Secretariat at the House of Parliaments […]
2022 was a turbulent year as the world felt the impacts of climate change and a new war in Europe with global repercussions, including a sharp spike in energy and food costs. Nevertheless, democracy pressed on, with scores of elections reshaping the future for millions of people worldwide. This year looks set to be just […]
A new law in Sierra Leone will ensure that at least 30% of parliamentarians are women and impose similar quotas in other institutions, including government, local councils, the diplomatic corps and the civil service. The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act was signed into law by President Julius Maada Bio on 19 January, a few […]
The IPU’s newly released World e-Parliament Report 2022 shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in parliaments and made them more flexible, innovative and resilient. This seventh edition of the report is based on a survey of 123 parliamentary chambers as well as findings from focus groups involving 37 parliaments. The report was also made […]
It is with great sadness that the IPU learnt of the murder of former Afghan parliamentarian Ms. Mursal Nabizada. According to news reports, Ms. Nabizada and her bodyguard were shot dead at her home in Kabul on 15 January. Ms. Nabizada was elected to the Afghan National Assembly, representing Kabul, in 2018. She was an active member of the IPU and attended […]
The IPU condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks on the Brazilian Congress and other state institutions on Sunday 8 January. Nearly two years to the day of the assault on the US Congress, the events in Brasilia serve as a grim reminder that democracy cannot be taken for granted and needs constant protection. […]
End of year message from IPU leadership 2022 saw the first year of the implementation of our new 5-year strategy. The Strategy gives us a renewed mandate to continue strengthening and connecting parliaments for peace, democracy and sustainable development. Climate action takes centre stage It opens up new avenues for the IPU to support parliaments in other […]