Our Work

Through its programme of activities, the BGIPU seeks to engage Parliamentarians in key global issues and works to expand awareness and understanding of foreign relations and the contribution to be made by the UK Parliament to consolidate parliamentary democracy worldwide.

Here you can read the reports of our activities, including our Outward Delegations, IPU conferences and events and inward visits to Westminster. 

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Our Work

Engaging parliamentary staff in the work of the IPU

  • The IPU Seminar hosted particpants from 27 countries at the IPU HQ in Geneva
  • Parliamentary staff, including BGIPU staff from the UK, learned about the structure and functioning of the IPU
  • Rhiannon Edwards and Lauren Tait with IPU Secretary General, Martin Chungong during the Seminar
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Geneva

Statement from the IPU in Geneva dated 19 May 2017

Every year, the IPU hold an information seminar for senior parliamentary staff who serve as Secretaries of IPU Groups within Member Parliaments or are otherwise actively engaged in inter-parliamentary work. The seminar aims to provide the staff with an in-depth knowledge of the IPU, its functioning and main activities. It facilitates their work in assisting their parliaments on all matters relating to the IPU and inter-parliamentary cooperation.

The seminar took place from 16 to 19 May at the IPU headquarters in Geneva. Parliamentary staff from a total of 27 countries attended, including from the UK. Sessions included an overview of the IPU’s history and key developments, the Organization’s main bodies and areas of work, the communications strategy and the presentation of the budget. Participants engaged in inter-active discussions on ways to enhance political dialogue, follow up on global parliamentary commitments, and generally strengthen the work of the IPU.

BGIPU was represented at the IPU Information Seminar in Geneva by International Project Manager, Lauren Tait, and Executive Assistant, Rhiannon Edwards.