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 activities and IPU events had been unavoidably cancelled in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The UK Parliament had suspended overseas travel and restricted visitors to the Parliamentary Estate for about 18 months in addition to other measures adopted in accordance with the advice of public health authorities.  BGIPU arranged a series of “in-camera” virtual events for MPs & Peers over that period returning to some physical and hybrid format events after the UK summer parliamentary recess ended in August 2021.  As a parliamentary body, we can only reply to queries on how to participate in official BGIPU activities from MPs/Peers or parliamentary staff using internal parliamentary e-mail addresses.  General enquiries about pour work can be sent to

Virtual Bilateral Meetings

BGIPU has been carrying out a very busy programme of virtual bilateral 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 obtaining further details of such events please contact Dominique Rees at

2021 Annual General Meeting


The BGIPU AGM will take place between 3.00-4.00pm on Wednesday 8 December in the IPU Room with Mr Speaker in the Chair. The 2021 Annual Report will be adopted at the meeting and a new Executive Committee for 2021/22 will be elected. All Members of the BGIPU are encouraged to attend.  Members wishing to attend should contact Rhiannon Edwards on x7283 or at