Theme: Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation

On 11 February 2021, BGIPU convened a virtual bilateral meeting between UK and Belgian Parliamentarians, moderated by Damien Moore MP, Chair of the Belgium APPG.

Bilateral exchange with counterparts from Belgium reflects close & enduring ties

On 11 February 2021, BGIPU convened a virtual bilateral meeting between UK and Belgian Parliamentarians. The meeting was moderated by Damien Moore MP, Chair of the Belgium APPG. In attendance from the UK side was: Baroness Hooper, Chris Loder MP, the Duke of Wellington, Ian Paisley MP, Lord Balfe, Lord Kirkhope and Margaret Ferrier MP. […]

BGIPU hosted an exchange chaired by our Executive Committee member Lord Kirkhope for UK parliamentarians with the Ambassador of France to the UK, HE Ambassador Catherine Colonna and  the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Germany to the UK, Ms Julia Gross.

UK Parliamentarians enjoy exchange with French Ambassador and German Deputy Head of Mission

BGIPU hosted an exchange chaired by our Executive Committee member Lord Kirkhope for UK parliamentarians with the Ambassador of France to the UK, HE Ambassador Catherine Colonna, and the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Germany to the UK, Ms Julia Gross, which covered a wide range of issues including the shared benefits […]

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IPU publishes new Social Media Guide Book for Parliaments & Parliamentarians

To provide guidance in what can sometimes be a challenging and even dangerous space, the IPU has published a new Social Media Guide for Parliaments and Parliamentarians. The guide is designed as a practical tool on how to use social media in a safe and measured way while getting the maximum benefit from it. The IPU […]

Chaired by the BGIPU Treasurer Alex Sobel MP, UK parliamentarians participated in a rich roundtable briefing with Central Asia Ambassadors

UK MPs/Peers have a wide-ranging roundtable discussion with Central Asia Ambassadors

Chaired by the BGIPU Treasurer Alex Sobel MP, UK parliamentarians participated in an informative virtual roundtable briefing with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK, HE Mr Erlan Idrissov, the Ambassador of the Krygyz Republic to the UK, HE Mr Edil Baisalov, the Ambassador of Mongolia to the UK, HE Mr Tulga Narkhuu and a […]

Soldiers in front of a guesthouse where Myanmar MPs have been residing in Naypyidaw. STR / AFP

IPU human rights committee calls for respect for Myanmar MPs’ fundamental freedoms

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CHRP) is very concerned about the situation of several Members of the Myanmar Parliament who are under house arrest or whose movements are being severely curtailed. The IPU strongly condemned the coup in a statement issued last week. The CHRP calls for the immediate release of the […]

Military block the road near parliament on February 1 2021 ANADOLU AGENCY VIA AFP

Inter-Parliamentary Union strongly condemns military coup in Myanmar

The IPU strongly condemns the military coup in Myanmar on the day the new Parliament (the Hluttaw) was due to reopen. We call for the immediate release of those detained unlawfully and for respect of democratic institutions. Any disputes over the outcome of the 8 November general election should be resolved through established legal mechanisms […]

On 28 January, BGIPU hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Chilean Congress chaired by Chile APPG Vice-Chair and BGIPU Executive Committee Member, Baroness Hooper,

UK members discuss priorities including climate change with counterparts from Chile

On 28 January, BGIPU hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Chilean Congress. The meeting was chaired by Chile APPG Vice-Chair and BGIPU Executive Committee Member, Baroness Hooper, who was joined by Mark Menzies MP, Angus MacNeil MP, and Chris Matheson MP. The Chilean delegation included Senator Kenneth Pugh, […]