The full advance programme of meetings being convened by the the Inter-Parliamentary Union can be accessed here. In addition, the BGIPU regularly hosts lectures and meetings within the Palace of Westminster on current topical issues in international affairs. Details of upcoming BGIPU events are listed below and members’ nominations for participating in delegations is sought through the All Party Notice circulated on the Parliament’s intranet weekly (accessible to parliamentary addressees only) by the Government Whips Office when Parliament is sitting.
A number of planned BGIPU actvities and IPU events have been unavoidably cancelled in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The UK Parliament has suspended overseas travel and restricted visitors to the Parliamentary Estate in other measures adopted in accordance with the advice of public health authorities.
BGIPU is arranging “in-camera” virtual events for MPs & Peers only. We can only reply to queries on these activities from members or parliamentary staff using internal e-mail addresses:
BILATERAL VIRTUAL MEETINGS
BGIPU is also embarking on a busy programme of bilateral virtual meetings with various parliaments. Spaces at these meetings are limited and largely reserved for Executive Committee members, however, if Members have a particular interest in further details of these please contact Dominique Rees at email@example.com.
BGIPU has circulated to MPs/Peers an Online Newsletter which provides an update on key IPU activities over the last month and BGIPU’s first ever virtual Executive Committee meeting.