Region: Global Issues

IPU President Tulia Ackson, SG Martin Chungong and WHO DG Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Working together for a healthier, safer world: WHO and IPU renew partnership

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today signed a new memorandum of understanding, reaffirming the critical role that parliamentarians play in enabling good health to foster stable and equitable societies. The new five-year memorandum was signed by Mr. Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, at the […]

Samuelu Teo, former Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu and winner of the 2023 Cremer-Passy prize

IPU announces call for geopolitical groups to nominate for the 2024 Cremer-Passy Prize

The Cremer-Passy Prize, named after the IPU’s founders, William Randall Cremer and Frédéric Passy, is awarded every year to sitting parliamentarians who make an outstanding contribution to the defence and promotion of the IPU’s objectives, as well as those ”who contribute to a more united, peaceful, sustainable and equitable world.” In 2022, the inaugural prize was […]


Statement of the IPU President in Celebration of International Women’s Day 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we must not only address the current and future challenges societies face globally, but also recognize the perspectives, talents and contributions of half of our population to the causes of human rights and gender equality. The progress made with women’s representation in parliaments in 2023 could have been faster […]

The 148th IPU Assembly will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23-27 March 2024. This is the first time in almost six years that the IPU’s biannual Assembly will be held in Geneva.

IPU Assembly to focus on pathways to peace through parliamentary diplomacy

The 148th IPU Assembly will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23-27 March 2024. This is the first time in almost six years that the IPU’s biannual Assembly will be held in Geneva. Hundreds of parliamentarians from around the world are expected to attend the Assembly to address the theme Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO Director General, addresses the Conference

IPU Legislators call for stronger role in global trade at MC13 WTO meeting

Over two hundred parliamentarians from around the world have restated the importance of including a parliamentary dimension in the future of multilateral cooperation on trade, considering the essential role that trade plays in development, the global economy and people’s livelihoods worldwide. In their outcome document, the legislators emphasized the importance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) […]

The General Debate will focus on the overall theme Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and understanding and provide a platform for delegates to deliberate, exchange views and galvanize parliamentary action in this area.

IPU commences preparations for its 148th Assembly to take place in Geneva 23-27 March

The 148th Assembly of the IPU will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-27 March 2024. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, as well as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young MPs, will meet on […]

Turkish artisit Refik Anadol opens his solo exhibition in London, United Kingdom in February 2024. RASID NECATI ASLIM, ANADOLU VIA AFP

IPU addresses the dangers of deepfakes for parliamentarians and democracy globally

In 2019, when Italy’s former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made a bewildering appearance on a satirical news show, hurling insults at his political counterparts, threatening to leave and using inappropriate language, he caused a massive stir. However, soon after the video surfaced, it became apparent that it was not Renzi speaking. It was a sophisticated […]