Theme: Human Rights

UK Delegation to the 134th IPU Assembly in Panama led by BGIPU Chair Robert Walter MP

Robert Walter MP leads Britain’s delegation to the IPU Assembly in Panama

The turmoil in the Arab world dominated debates at the IPU Assembly in Panama in April which was attended by a delegation from Britain led by Robert Walter MP. Mr Walter – Chair of the British Group of the IPU – told delegates from over 100 countries in the IPU that recent events in North Africa could spread to other countries in the region.

The delegation visit an EUMM border monitoring point

Outward Delegation to Georgia

Overall a great deal has been achieved in a short period in Georgia. There are very grave difficulties, but these are being tackled by an able, innovative and optimistic people. Understandably the Russian presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia was the main theme on the minds of the parliamentarians whom the delegation met.

CSW is the UN's second largest annual meeting after the General Assembly

Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 55th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York

This parliamentary event was organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women on the occasion of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The theme was: The role of Parliaments in promoting access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology.

XVIII International AIDS Conference

Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the XVIII International AIDS conference

Over 70 Parliamentarians from 35 countries gathered to hear leading experts discuss a range of topics at the heart of the debate on how to stop the spread of the HIV virus, and care for those already infected. Despite its disappearance from the media headlines in Europe and North America, HIV continues to be a major epidemic. There are 33.4 million people living with HIV, with 2.7 million new infections expected this year, of whom almost half a million will be children.