The full advance programme of meetings being convened globally by the Inter-Parliamentary Union can be accessed here and BGIPU will call for nominations of interested MPs/Peers to form UK delegations for such events through the All Party Notice.  UK participation in IPU activities without formal selection by the BGIPU Executive Committee is not permitted.

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.

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.  More general enquiries about our work can be sent to



BGIPU is hosting a delegation of parliamentarians from the Philippines. Members who wish to express interest in meeting the delegation are asked to contact Dominique Rees at


The 147th Assembly of the IPU will take place in Luanda, 23-27 October 2023. Whilst the overall theme of the general debate for the Assembly is still to be confirmed, The Committee on Democracy and Human Rights will adopt a resolution on “Orphanage Trafficking” The Standing Committee on Peace and Security will debate the topic  “Addressing the social and humanitarian impact of autonomous weapon systems and artificial intelligence” the Committee for Sustainable Development will debatePromoting access to affordable green energy, and ensuring innovation, responsibility and equity”. The Committee for United Nations Affairs and other IPU bodies will also convene for discussions on a wide range of issues and BGIPU will undertake a busy programme of bilateral meetings.  For further information please contact Rhiannon Edwards at