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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Statement by the IPU Gender Partnership Group The IPU firmly believes that the equitable participation of women in politics is essential for strong democracies and for sustainable development. We stand in support of women’s political participation and representation in Nigeria, in the lead-up to elections to the National Assembly on 25 February 2023. However, we are […]
The 146th IPU Assembly will be held in Manama, Bahrain from 11 to 15 March 2023, hosted by the Parliament of Bahrain. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world are expected to attend the deliberations on the overall theme of Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance. According to the 2022 Global Peace Index, published by […]
A delegation from the Saeima (Latvian Parliamentarian) visited UK from 20-22 February 2023 led by Mr Rihards Kols, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee (National Alliance Parliamentary Group), Ms Antoņina Nenaseva (Progressives Parliamentary Group), Mr Gatis Liepins (The New Unity Parliamentary Group), Ms Viktorija Pleskane (Stability! Parliamentary Group), Mr Jānis Vucans (Union of Green and […]
BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, accompanied by Dan Carden MP and Damien Moore MP, participated in the IPU Parliamentary Hearing held at UN Headquarters in New York on 13-14 February 2023 on the theme Water for People and Planet: Stop the waste, change the game, invest in the future, which provided a parliamentary […]
“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 […]