Theme: Trade and Sustainable Development

Although all three countries face significant challenges, there was continuing value being placed on the future development of bilateral relations between the UK and the nations of South-East Asia.

South East Asian Ambassadors brief MPs/Peers on developments

On 29 October, BGIPU hosted a parliamentary briefing featuring Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency Brian Davidson; to HMA to Cambodia, Her Excellency Tina Redshaw; and HMA to the Philippines, His Excellency Daniel Pruce. Several Select Committees and APPGs were represented by UK participants, with BGIPU Executive Committee member, The Rt Hon Alun Cairns […]

BGIPU and the Nicaraguan Embassy co-hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Nicaraguan National Assembly.

Key opportunity to discuss UK-Nicaragua relations with Assembly members

On 22 October, BGIPU and the Nicaraguan Embassy co-hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Nicaraguan National Assembly. The British delegation was made up of Andrew Rosindell MP, Mark Menzies MP, Catherine West MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP and Baroness Hooper. The meeting was moderated by HE Guisell […]

BGIPU hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Korean National Assembly co-chaired by BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP and BGIPU Vice-Chair, Baroness Hooper CMG

UK Members have wide-ranging exchange with ROK counterparts

On 22 October, BGIPU hosted a virtual bilateral meeting between members of the UK Parliament and the Korean National Assembly. The meeting was co-chaired by BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP and BGIPU Vice-Chair, Baroness Hooper CMG. They were joined by Yvonne Fovargue MP, Brendan O’Hara MP and Rt Hon Lord Dholakia. Their Korean counterparts were […]

Children in the Central African Republic pump clean water from underground. © Marielle van Uitert/UNDP

IPU & UNDP publish guidelines for parliaments on managing development cooperation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaffirm the right of all people to a decent life, peace and a healthy environment. Parliaments are essential to achieving this ambitious agenda. They play a key role by enacting legislation, adopting national budgets and overseeing how governments implement national and international commitments, including those related to development cooperation. This […]

On 25 September, BGIPU hosted a virtual Asia-Pacific briefing session, with the Her Majesty’s Ambassadors to Japan, HE Paul Madden, and Indonesia, HE Owen Jenkins.

UK Ambassadors brief on developments in Japan and Indonesia

On 25 September, BGIPU hosted a virtual Asia-Pacific briefing session, with the Her Majesty’s Ambassadors to Japan, HE Paul Madden, and Indonesia, HE Owen Jenkins. The event was chaired by Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister and Executive Committee member, Wayne David MP, and was well-attended by members from a variety of committees and APPGs. […]

2020 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN. © IPU / Joel S Photo

UN resolution recognizes central role of parliaments to combat COVID-19

The latest resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU has just been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution, co-sponsored by 76 UN Member States, reaffirms the commitment of all parties to continue to bridge the implementation gap between international commitments and national laws and budgets. The resolution […]

The overall theme was Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and planet.

Speakers of parliament join forces to tackle health, economic and climate crises

Press release by the IPU See highlight video Over 100 of the world’s top legislators took part in the virtual Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on 19 and 20 August 2020, under the overall theme of Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and planet. […]

A community worker raises awareness about COVID-19 in Dhaka. © UN Women Asia and the Pacific

IPU Health Advisory Group calls for parliamentary action in response to pandemic

The IPU Advisory Group on Health has issued a statement on the current COVID-19 pandemic, calling on parliaments to cooperate with stakeholders to build capacity to manage health emergencies, including preparedness, prevention and response. The pandemic has placed demands on decision-makers to act quickly to stem its spread. These decision-makers include parliaments, which are crucial […]