Theme: Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26

Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way in global efforts

Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. The IPU is committed to increasing the ranks of women MPs from the current 11,653 and is happy to showcase these representative seven, who […]

President Pacheco addresses the Lusophone Parliamentary community on the importance of tackling climate change..

Lusophone parliaments meet in Cabo Verde to commit to action on climate change

The National Assembly of Cabo Verde hosted a meeting of the IPU’s Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries last week in Praia on the theme Climate change in the face of the challenges of sustainable development. The Portuguese-speaking parliaments shared the specific challenges they face in each country and their respective good parliamentary practices on climate change. The […]

IPU Task Force concluding visits to Kyiv and Moscow seeks peaceful end to Russia’s war

The IPU Task Force for the peaceful resolution of Russia’s war on Ukraine has concluded its initial mission to Kyiv and Moscow. The Task Force – led by MP Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi of the United Arab Emirates and composed of eight prominent parliamentarians representing the global parliamentary community – was set up following the adoption […]

This year’s Parliamentary Forum at the HLPF will centre on SDG 17, the development partnership goal, as a key enabler of the whole SDG enterprise.

Parliamentarians come together to track progress on the SDGs at the HLPF

The HLPF is the United Nation’s main hub to track the implementation of the landmark Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s most ambitious agenda to overcome poverty and inequality while preserving the sustainability of life on our finite planet. Entitled Partnership and Development Cooperation: Are they delivering for the SDGs, this year’s Parliamentary Forum at the HLPF will centre […]

Delegates at the Newborn monument in Pristina, Kosovo

MPs discuss legacy, trade and geopolitics in vibrant and ambitious Kosovo

My overall impressions of Kosovo are of a young, vibrant, and ambitious country – proud of its close associations with the United Kingdom, the US and NATO. We were made to feel extremely welcome, and the potential for further close partnership between our Parliaments and Governments is substantial and should be pursued. Kosovo is a […]

Afghan MPs listen to the President address parliament in 2017, Kabul © Haroon Sabawoon/ Anadolu Agency via AFP

International Day 2022: More diversity, slightly fewer functioning parliaments

On International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU’s 133rd anniversary on 30 June, a snapshot of the state of parliaments and parliamentarians offers mixed results. According to the latest IPU figures, some parliaments are becoming more representative, with the proportion of MPs who are women and who are young on the increase. However, IPU data […]

BGIPU Chair highlighted mutual climate change priorities at the Climate Forum at the National Assembly in Seoul

UK-ROK relations boosted through excellent exchanges with counterparts in Seoul

From Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2022, a BGIPU delegation visited the Republic of Korea with the aim of further enhancing bilateral relations. The delegation was led by BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, who was joined by Co-Chair of the Korea APPG, Zarah Sultana MP, along with Shailesh Vara MP, Chris Matheson MP and […]