St Petersburg has hosted the largest assembly in the history of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Upwards of 2,500 participants, 160 delegations (over half of which were headed by parliamentary speakers), and 400 journalists took part in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, which was...

The 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly drew to a conclusion on 18 October in St Petersburg...

18 October 2017 21:21

IPU defends parliamentarianism

At a morning plenary session on 18 October, the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) discussed a resolution proposed by the organisation’s Committee on the Human Rights of...

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians has presented the results of its work on the last day of the 137th IPU Assembly in St Petersburg. Committee Secretary Roger Huizenga reported that 201 cases concerning the persecution of members of...

18 October 2017 19:18

The Governing Council Session

The Governing Council session was held on the final day of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly. During the evening event, which was held in the Dumsky Hall of Tavricheskiy Palace, parliamentarians were presented with a report on the implementation of the IPU Strategy for...

Gabriela Cuevas Barron of Mexico has been named the 29th President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). She was elected in a single round of voting, with 287 votes out of a total 357 cast in her favour. Her First Vice-President will be Chairperson of the Russian Council of the Federation...

18 October 2017 16:58

Changes at the IPU

At a morning plenary session on the last day of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, the organisation’s Governing Council heard a report from the Executive Committee and accepted the budget for 2018...

Parliamentarians from different countries discussed how parliamentary control over state budgets can be strengthened at a parity debate entitled ‘Holding the purse strings: Exercising oversight for the common...

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence and forced displacement of the Rohingya and the blatant violations of their...

The results of a study on the use of Internet technologies by representative bodies were presented at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)...