Events

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 Whip Notice and regular all member e-mails.  UK participation in IPU activities without formal approval and selection by the BGIPU Executive Committee is not permitted.

In addition, the BGIPU regularly hosts lectures  and meetings within the Palace of Westminster when Parliament is sitting on current topical issues in international affairs. Details of upcoming BGIPU events will be listed below and members’ nominations for participating in delegations will be sought through the All Party Notice circulated by the Government Whips Office during sitting times.

As a fully-funded parliamentary body, we can only reply to queries on how to participate in official BGIPU activities from MPs and Peers or parliamentary staff using internal parliamentary e-mail addresses.  More general enquiries about our work can be directed to bgipu@parliament.uk


UK PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED ON 30 MAY IN ADVANCE OF 4 JULY GENERAL ELECTION

BGIPU’s interparliamentary  activities have been suspended due to the impending dissolution of UK Parliament on 30 May 2024 in advance of the 4 July 2024 General Election.

10th GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS, YEREVAN, ARMENIA| 12-14 SEPTEMBER 2024

BGIPU plans to send a delegation to the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians which will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, 12-14 September. The IPU considers young parliamentarians as under 45. The theme of the conference is to be announced. Members wishing to express early interest should contact Rhiannon Edwards at edwardsrl@parliament.uk.

149th IPU ASSEMBLY | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND| 13-17 OCTOBER 2024

The 149th Assembly of the IPU will take place in Geneva, 13-17 October 2024. Whilst the overall theme of the general debate for the Assembly is still to be confirmed, the Standing Committee for Democracy and Human Rights will adopt a resolution on the topic “The impact of artificial intelligence on democracy, human rights and the rule of law”. As well as this, the Standing Committee on Peace and Security will debate a resolution on  “The role of parliaments in advancing a two-State solution in Palestine”, and the Committee for Sustainable Development will debate a resolution on  “The role of parliaments in preventing corporate tax avoidance and achieving sustainable development”. The 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.  Members wishing to express early interest should contact Rhiannon Edwards at edwardsrl@parliament.uk.