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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As highlighted in the IPU’s new Impact report, 2020 was a game-changer for the IPU. Starting in March, the IPU had to completely reinvent itself to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on its activities. Despite the lockdowns and restrictions on international travel, we remained open for business and swiftly adapted to the global turmoil […]
On 20 May, BGIPU convened a roundtable on the Middle East. The meeting was attended by UK MPs and Peers with an interest in the region and chaired by Baroness D’Souza, Vice Chair of BGIPU. The Ambassadors to the UK from Jordan and Lebanon and the Deputy Ambassador from Iraq gave a briefing on the […]
On 20 May, BGIPU hosted a briefing with Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia His Excellency Mark Clayton, HMA to Moldova His Excellency Steven Fisher and HMA to Ukraine Her Excellency Melinda Simmons. The meeting was chaired by Harriett Baldwin MP, Chair of BGIPU. It was attended by a range of MPs and Peers all with […]
Having met on Monday 10 May 2021, the IPU Committee on Middle East Questions continues to closely monitor the developments unfolding in East Jerusalem. It expresses grave concerns over the escalation of violence and tensions that have unfortunately cost human life and caused extensive injuries and damage. It firmly condemns all forms of violence, irrespective […]
At its meeting on 18 January 2021, the IPU Executive Committee decided that, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, the 142nd IPU Assembly would be held during the week of 24 May 2021 in virtual format. In order to examine the implications of such an unprecedented virtual Assembly and to find the best […]
On 29 April, BGIPU hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between parliamentarians from the UK and Portugal. The meeting was chaired by Portugal APPG Chair, Stephen Hammond MP, who was joined by Lord Dubs, Baroness Hooper, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Rogan, Chris Elmore MP, Tony Lloyd MP, and Wendy Chamberlain MP. The Portuguese delegation was […]
On 29 April, BGIPU convened a bilateral meeting between UK and Finnish Parliamentarians. The discussion was led by Executive Committee Treasurer, Mr Alex Sobel MP, and he was joined by Mr Angus MacNeil MP, Ms Anne McLaughlin MP, Baroness Blower, Baroness Kidron, Baroness Ramsay, Mr Ben Spencer MP (Chair of the Finnish APPG), Mr Douglas […]
Half the world’s population is under 30 and yet only 2.6% of MPs globally represent this age group. The IPU has identified six ways to change this. Discover our campaign here and take two minutes to pick one or more pledge(s) to make your parliament younger!
On 27 April, BGIPU hosted a briefing with Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Neil Bradley. The meeting was chaired by Ms Harriett Baldwin MP, Chair of BGIPU and former Minister for Africa. It was attended by a range of MPs and Peers all with a keen interest in the West African country. The […]
The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG), Dame Diana Johnson MP, wrote on 21 April 2021 to the Secretary General of the IPU, Martin Chungong, to express continued support and appreciation for the work of the IPU’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and to reiterate the enduring commitment of […]