Theme: Trade and Sustainable Development

@UNHCR/ Sylvain Cherkaoui. A road made impassable by floodwaters near the Kafia site for displaced people in Baga Sola, Chad.

Global parliamentary solidarity for those forced to flee due to climate change & conflict

Communities impacted by climate change are often already struggling with poverty. Floods, storms, unreliable rainfall, and hotter and drier conditions further affect access to human rights and basic needs such as water, food, livelihoods and land. Sometimes, the consequences of climate change become a driver of conflict, forcing people to leave their homes and communities. […]

©MPs from the Asia Pacific Region meet in Islamabad

Asia-Pacific parliamentarians call on carbon polluters to reduce emissions

Dozens of parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific region have called on the big carbon polluters to shoulder more responsibility for climate change and to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement. The parliamentarians met in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 13-14 September, for the Third Regional Seminar for the parliaments of the Asia-Pacific region on Achieving the Sustainable Development […]

Rwanda to host 145th IPU Assembly with focus on equality & gender-sensitive parliaments

At the invitation of the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda, the 145th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from Tuesday, 11 to Saturday, 15 October 2022. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, […]

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 […]

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 […]

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022 reaffirming the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes.

New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes for peace, democracy, and sustainable development.. This is the latest […]

The delegation had the opportunity to exchange views with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP.

Ukraine delegation reassured of strong UK support for their county in opposing Russia’s illegal war

On 15-17 June 2022, BGIPU hosted a delegation of five parliamentarians from Ukraine. The visit allowed members of the Verkhovna Rada to update UK parliamentarians on the continued war being waged against Ukraine by Russia following its illegal invasion in early 2022. The delegation was led by Ms Lesia Vasylenko, who was accompanied by Ms […]

Lianyungang port, China on May 9, 2022. STR / AFP

Statement of the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO

Within the framework of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO adopted the statement below inviting the members of the WTO to make every effort to achieve concrete results during the negotiations of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The Parliamentary Conference on the […]