Theme: Peace & Security

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 […]

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 […]

Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

IPU & parliamentary community call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

The IPU and the parliamentary community call on governments to give fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination through support for COVAX, the only global mechanism to distribute vaccines equitably across the world. The positive news of the roll-out of safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccines offers hope to the millions who have been affected by […]

Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, PHILIP FONG / AFP

IPU Statement on entry into force of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Celebration of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 January 2021 The Inter-Parliamentary Union welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which sets a new international norm whereby the development, possession, and use of nuclear weapons are not only immoral, […]

BGIPU hosted a virtual Latin America Roundtable which provided a great opportunity for UK Parliamentarians to hear first-hand accounts of political, social and economic developments in the region.

Ambassadors to UK from Latin America provide updates to MPs & Peers

On 19th January BGIPU hosted a virtual Latin America Roundtable which was chaired by BGIPU Executive Committee Member and Chair of the APPG for Latin America, Mark Menzies MP. Members received briefings from HE Javier Esteban Figueroa; Ambassador of Argentina, HE Fred Arruda, Ambassador of Brazil; HE David Gallagher, Ambassador of Chile; HE Antonio José […]

This meeting gave UK Parliamentarians an important opportunity to engage with both Ambassadors, highlighting the importance of dialogue and engagement  with the UK's like-minded and nearest neighbours in the post-Brexit period. 

Virtual briefing from Ambassadors of Denmark and Italy on key issues

On 14 December, BGIPU hosted a European Ambassador Roundtable which was moderated by BGIPU Vice-Chair Ian Liddell-Grainger MP. This virtual roundtable was a great opportunity for UK Parliamentarians to hear from Ambassadors and ask about recent developments in their countries. The presentations were given by HE Mr Raffaele Trombetta, Ambassador of Italy to the UK […]