Region: Middle East

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance.

146th IPU Assembly adopts historic outcomes on peaceful coexistence and cybercrimes

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance and a landmark resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security. The Manama Declaration: A message of hope The Declaration follows a debate in which a record 151 parliamentarians spoke before […]

IPU SG Martin Chungong and President Duarte Pacheco launch Parliaments for the Planet Campaign on 14 March 2023 in Manama, Bahrain at the 146th IPU Assembly

Parliaments for the Planet: IPU launches new campaign on climate action for parliaments

The IPU has launched a new campaign, Parliaments for the Planet, designed to mobilize parliaments and parliamentarians to act on the climate emergency. The campaign will encourage parliaments and those who work in them to lead by example, reduce their own carbon footprint and take concrete measures to implement the Paris Agreement on climate to limit […]

Ms. Jewel Howard-Taylor, President of the Liberian Senate.

Welcome back Liberia – the youngest and oldest member of the IPU

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain this week, the IPU welcomed back the Liberian Parliament to its global parliamentary community. With the return of Liberia, IPU Membership now stands at 179 National Parliaments worldwide, with all African countries now represented.* Liberia was one of the nine founding members of the IPU along with Belgium, Britain, […]

Council of Representatives, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Parliamentarians from around the world to convene in Bahrain for the 146th IPU Assembly

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 […]

Volunteers stand on rubble of a destroyed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Türkiye, Adem ALTAN / AFP

IPU statement on earthquake in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic

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 […]

CERN, Geneva

IPU and CERN launch the Science for Peace Schools for parliamentary staff

The Science for Peace Schools is a new pilot annual training scheme for parliamentary staff designed to bridge the worlds of science and politics. Launched by the IPU and the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), the first edition or School will take place from 5-10 December. The objective of the School is to create a […]

K Delegation meeting with Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources

UK delegation visit to Jordan underscores the longstanding strength of bilateral ties

The 20-26 November 2022 BGIPU visit to Jordan was very successful.  The visit was led by Rt Hon Shailesh Vara MP and comprised Matthew Offord MP, Bambos Charalambous MP, Martin Vickers MP, Baroness Ann Taylor of Bolton and Baroness Shaista Gohir.  It was the first visit by a British delegation for a number of years […]

Martin Chungong and Sultan Al Burkani.

IPU signs cooperation agreement with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Yemen

The IPU has signed a cooperation agreement with the House of Representatives of Yemen. The agreement was signed on 4 November by Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, and Sultan Al Burkani, Speaker of the Yemeni House of Representatives. It is designed to help the Parliament rebuild its capacity and parliamentary functions following the disruption caused […]

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 […]