Activity Reports

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.

You can search for specific reports by using keywords, themes, categories or date using the fields on the right.

 

Afghan MPs listen to the President address parliament in 2017, Kabul © Haroon Sabawoon/ Anadolu Agency via AFP

International Day 2022: More diversity, slightly fewer functioning parliaments

On International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU’s 133rd anniversary on 30 June, a snapshot of the state of parliaments and parliamentarians offers mixed results. According to the latest IPU figures, some parliaments are becoming more representative, with the proportion of MPs who are women and who are young on the increase. However, IPU data […]

German Delegation on the Terrace with with Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans MP, Vice-Chair Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP and other HoC members

Energy and security issues following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominate agenda for Bundestag visit

On 28-29 June 2022, BGIPU hosted a delegation of five parliamentarians from the German Bundestag, with the objective to enhancing parliamentary relations between the two countries. The delegation was led by Mr Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU/CSU), head of the German delegation to the IPU. He was accompanied by fellow MPs Dr Volker Ullrich (CDU/CSU), Ms Beate […]

BGIPU Chair highlighted mutual climate change priorities at the Climate Forum at the National Assembly in Seoul

UK-ROK relations boosted through excellent exchanges with counterparts in Seoul

From Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2022, a BGIPU delegation visited the Republic of Korea with the aim of further enhancing bilateral relations. The delegation was led by BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, who was joined by Co-Chair of the Korea APPG, Zarah Sultana MP, along with Shailesh Vara MP, Chris Matheson MP and […]

The International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated every year on 30 June, the date in 1889 on which the IPU was founded. UK Parliament shares with with its French counterpart the honour of being a founding member of the IPU.

On 30 June the world celebrates the International Day of Parliamentarism

The International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated every year on 30 June, the date in 1889 on which the IPU was founded. The Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. Instituting an international day for parliaments is particularly important at this critical time for parliamentary democracy, when people are losing trust […]

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022 reaffirming the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes.

New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes for peace, democracy, and sustainable development.. This is the latest […]

The IPU's Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU.

UK views on the Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration held in Türkiye.

The IPU’s Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU – whether are source, transit or destination countries for migrants.  It was opened by Turkish […]

The IPU's Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU.

Parliamentary conference calls for stronger international solidarity to protect refugees

Some 300 parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, including 16 Speakers and Deputy Speakers, from over 50 countries convened in Türkiye on 20-21 June for a global parliamentary conference on migration, organized jointly by the IPU and the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye. The conference provided an opportunity for Members of Parliament to take stock of the […]

The delegation had the opportunity to exchange views with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP.

Ukraine delegation reassured of strong UK support for their county in opposing Russia’s illegal war

On 15-17 June 2022, BGIPU hosted a delegation of five parliamentarians from Ukraine. The visit allowed members of the Verkhovna Rada to update UK parliamentarians on the continued war being waged against Ukraine by Russia following its illegal invasion in early 2022. The delegation was led by Ms Lesia Vasylenko, who was accompanied by Ms […]

UK member Dan Carden MP spoke as a panellist on action to address climate change on 15 June 2022.

Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

On 15 and 16 June, some 200 young parliamentarians from 60 countries convened in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt for the 8th IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians. The conference was jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Egypt. This year’s theme is Young MPs for Climate Action in the lead-up to COP27 also taking place in Sharm-el-Sheikh […]