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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On the eve of its 135th year, the IPU has never been so close to universal membership, with the accession in 2023 of the parliaments of Liberia and the Bahamas, our 179th and 180th Members respectively, as well as many observers and partners signing up to join or rejoin our global parliamentary community. This, together […]
A few days before Human Rights Day on 10 December, the IPU has released its annual map of the number of reported cases of human rights violations suffered by parliamentarians around the world. Although the numbers continue to rise, there have been positive developments in some countries, partly due to actions by the Committee on the Human Rights […]
Parliaments were in the spotlight on 6 December 2023 in Dubai at COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference, at a day of parliamentary meetings organized by the IPU and the Federal National Council (FNC), the Parliament of the United Arab Emirates. The meeting was attended by over 500 parliamentarians, including dozens of Speakers, from some 60 countries, […]
The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has prompted many experts to warn about its impacts on democracy. To explore this issue further, the IPU is preparing a series of articles on the topic. In this fourth piece, British MP and Vice-Chair of the British Group of the IPU, Rt Hon Vicky Ford MP, talks […]
The BGIPU Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 29 November 2023 in the IPU Room with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP, chairing in his capacity as Honorary President of the BGIPU. The Annual Report of BGIPU for 2023 was adopted following its proposal by the Secretary of […]
As part of her three-day visit to IPU Headquarters, newly elected IPU President Tulia Ackson spoke at a webinar on violence against women in African parliaments, organized by the IPU in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). The webinar was held in the lead-up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on […]
We applaud the humanitarian pause to the fighting in Gaza and the deal to release Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. We hope the pause will alleviate the immense suffering of the people of Gaza and allow essential food, medicine and other supplies to enter the Gaza Strip. We urge all parties to use this opportunity […]
The Parliamentary Meeting, scheduled in conjunction with the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), is a collaborative effort between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UAE’s Federal National Council. Taking place on December 6th, 2023, in Dubai, UAE, this gathering will convene global parliaments to facilitate […]
The IPU and Adaptation at Altitude, a programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, have published a new Issues Brief for parliamentarians: Responding to climate change in the mountains: Opportunities for parliamentarians to act. The Brief is designed to help parliamentarians identify policies and actions to adapt to the consequences of climate change in […]
BGIPU, in collaboration with France APPG led by Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, welcomed a delegation from France for a day in Parliament on 15 November. The delegation consisted of six parliamentarians from the Franco-British friendship group: Alexandre Holroyd, President of the friendship group, David Amiel, Bertrand Bouyx, Céline Calvez, Mathilde Desjonquères and Estelle Youssouffa. […]