Theme: Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation

Mr Tankoano, Rabbi HaCohen and Imam Barakat ©IPU

World MPs commit to stronger ties with religious leaders to promote peaceful coexistence

The first global Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue: Working together for our common future is expected to conclude with a declaration that encourages interfaith dialogue and calls for all religions and beliefs to be treated equally. The Marrakesh Communiqué calls on parliamentarians to ensure that “all religions, beliefs and faith-based organizations are treated equally and without discrimination under the […]

Mr. Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General and Mr. Dan Carden, member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians.

Marking 2nd anniversary of its campaign, IPU holds Shout out to Youth Changemakers!

To mark the two-year anniversary of the I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign, the IPU organized an online event called Shout Out to Youth Changemakers on 24 May 2023. The gathering served as a platform for taking stock of progress in implementing transformative actions, sharing success stories, and galvanizing further action to rejuvenate parliaments. The event brought […]

Religious leaders were invited to the New Zealand Parliament after the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019. © VNP/Daniela Maoate-Cox

New IPU report explores the place of religion and belief in parliament

For the first time, the IPU has published a report which examines how parliaments around the world engage with issues of religion and belief. The IPU Parliamentary report on religion and belief explores how religion and belief are institutionalized in parliaments; for example, through legislation, representation, parliamentary committees and mechanisms for consultation with faith-based organizations or the […]

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International Day of Parliamentarism celebrated 30 June every year

The International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated every year on 30 June, the date in 1889 on which the IPU was founded. The Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. Instituting an international day for parliaments is particularly important at this critical time for parliamentary democracy, when people are losing trust […]

Delegation with Big Ben

Delegation from the Dominican Republic engage over parliamentarianism and visit the University of Oxford

BGIPU was delighted to host a delegation from the Dominican Republic from 15 – 19 May 2023. The visit was led by Deputy President of the House of Deputies Olfanny Mendez Matos, and also included Deputy President of the Senate Santiago Zorilla, Spokesperson of the Opposition Aris Yvan Lorenzo, Senator Lia Diaz de Diaz, Deputy […]

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IPU identifies three ways you can decarbonize your parliament

The planet is heating up – fast. According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, “keeping warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels requires deep, rapid and sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions in all sectors. Emissions should be decreasing by now […]


The IPCC’s 6th world warning. What does it mean for parliamentarians?

The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report is sobering reading- and should galvanize action around the world. Parliamentarians are on the frontline.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. It gives regular updates on a sliding scale of scenarios for our global habitat, informed […]

What impact did the IPU have in 2022? Read the recent Impact Report to find out more

2022 was the first year of the implementation of the five-year IPU Strategy for 2022-2026. Through its five objectives, the Strategy has given the IPU a renewed mandate to continue strengthening and connecting parliaments for peace, democracy and sustainable development. In this newly structured Impact Report, we demonstrate how, throughout the year, the IPU has […]

Koutoubia Mosque is just outside of the Marrakesh medina walls, a short walk from Djemaa El Fna square.

Registration opens for Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue

The Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue: Working together for our common future will take place from 13 to 15 June 2023 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Conference is organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of the Kingdom of Morocco in cooperation with Religions for Peace,  and with the support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and […]