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127th IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS
Quebec City (Canada), 21 - 26 October 2012

Important notice. Members are advised that it will not be possible to receive visas upon arrival in Canada. It is therefore imperative that those delegations which have not yet applied for their visas do so without any further delay. Should any members experience delays or difficulties in obtaining visas, they should inform the IPU Secretariat immediately.

Contents

AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY
Logo of the Assembly
Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 127th Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 Special debate on Citizenship, identity and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world
Item 4 Panel discussions on the subject items chosen for debate during the 128th Assembly (Quito, 22 - 27 March 2013):

(a) Enforcing the responsibility to protect: The role of parliament in safeguarding civilians' lives
(First Standing Committee)

(b) Fair trade and innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable development
(Second Standing Committee)

(c) The use of media, including social media, to enhance citizen engagement and democracy
(Third Standing Committee)

Item 5 Outcome of:

(a) Special debate on Citizenship, identity and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world

(b) Special gender partnership session on gender-sensitive parliaments

(c) IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs

Item 6 The institutional and security situation in Mali

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Updated on 21 October 2012   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM

Items proposedAuthorDate of receiptAccompanying documents
The violence perpetrated by armed terrorist groups against Christians and other minorities in Syria and attempts to drive them out of Syria Syrian Arab Republic 11 September 2012 PDF [English] [French]
The international role of parliamentarians in prohibiting the defamation of religions and the desecration of religious symbols and shrines by contributing to the conclusion of an international agreement on the criminalization of such acts and by recognizing respect for religions as a prerequisite for international peace, understanding and cooperation United Arab Emirates 21 September 2012 PDF [English] [French]
The situation regarding institutions and security in Mali Mali 2 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
The security and humanitarian impacts of the crisis in Syria, including in neighbouring countries United Kingdom 21 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]

Procedure to be followed:

Under the terms of Assembly Rule 11.1, any Member of the Union may request the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda. Such a request must be accompanied by a brief explanatory memorandum and a draft resolution which clearly define the scope of the subject covered by the request. The Secretariat shall communicate the request and any such documents immediately to all Members.

Furthermore, Assembly Rule 11.2 stipulates that:

(a) A request for the inclusion of an emergency item must relate to a major event of international concern on which it appears necessary for the IPU to express its opinion. Such a request must receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted;

(b) The Assembly may place only one emergency item on its agenda. Should several requests obtain the requisite majority, the one having received the largest number of positive votes shall be accepted;

(c) The authors of two or more requests for the inclusion of an emergency item may combine their proposals to present a joint one, provided that each of the original proposals relates to the same subject;

(d) The subject of a proposal that has been withdrawn by its authors or rejected by the Assembly cannot be included in the draft resolution submitted on the emergency item, unless it is clearly referred to in the request and title of the subject adopted by the Assembly.

Updated on 13 February 2013   
SESSION DOCUMENTS

Title and codeAvailable versions
Daily Journal
26 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
25 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
24 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
23 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
22 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
21 October 2012 PDF [English] [French]
Assembly
Summary records of the proceedings of the 127th IPU AssemblyNew! PDF [English] [French]
Complete electronic version of the brochure "Results of the 127th IPU Assembly and related meetings" PDF [English] [French]
List of participants PDF [Bilingual]
Detailed deliberations of the 127th Assembly HTML [English] [French]
Quebec City Declaration HTML [English] [French]
Assembly resolution "The institutional and security situation in Mali" HTML [English] [French]
Plan of Action for Gender-sensitive Parliaments HTML [English] [French]
Speech of the Vice-President of the Canadian delegation of the IPU, Ms. Chris Charlton, on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, at the inaugural session of the Assembly PDF [English]
Speech of the Speaker of the Senate of Canada, Mr. Noël A. Kinsella, at the inaugural session of the Assembly PDF[French]
Message of the UN Secretary General delivered by Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Under-Secretary-General, at the inaugural session of the Assembly PDF [English] [French]
Speech of the IPU President, Mr. Abdelwahad Radi, at the inaugural session of the Assembly PDF [English] [French]
Speech of the Governor General of Canada, Mr. David Johnston, at the inaugural session of the Assembly PDF [English]
Convocation of the 127th IPU Assembly
A/127/C.1 (21 June 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
First Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by Mr. L. Ramatlakane (South Africa), co-Rapporteur
A/127/4(a)-R.1 (14 September 2012)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
First Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by Mr. S. Janquin (France), co-Rapporteur
A/127/4(a)-R.2 (14 September 2012)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Second Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by Mr. F.-X. de Donnea (Belgium) and Mr. R. Chitotela (Zambia), co-Rapporteurs
A/127/4(b)-R (10 August 2012)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Third Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by Ms. C. Charlton (Canada) and Ms. M.T. Kubayi (South Africa), co-Rapporteurs
A/127/4(c)-R.1 (24 September 2012)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the revised draft "Quebec City Declaration"
A/127/5(a)-DR-Am (24 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Revised preliminary draft "Quebec City Declaration"
A/127/5(a)-DR.rev.1 (1 October 2012)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Special Gender Partnership Session: Preliminary draft Plan of Action for Gender-Sensitive Parliaments
A/127/5(b)-DR.1 (24 September 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Special debate on Citizenship, identity and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Roundtable discussion on Multilateralism and the role of parliamentary diplomacy PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Special gender partnership session on the theme Gender-sensitive Parliaments PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Panel session on the theme Creating opportunities for youth in today’s global economy PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Panel session on the theme Building peace after conflict PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Panel session on the theme Parliamentary immunity: benefit or burden? PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Panel session on the theme Peak oil: what prospects for energy security? PDF [English] [French]
Speakers' pre-registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
List of international organizations and other bodies invited to follow the work of the 127th Assembly as observers PDF [English] [French]
IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs
Report of the Committee
A/127/5(c)-R (26 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Provisional agenda
UNC/2012/A.1 (5 September 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly "Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union" PDF [English] [French]
Report of the United Nations Secretary-General: Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Roundtable discussion on Multilateralism and the Role of Parliamentary Diplomacy
UNC/2012/2-R.1 (4 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Report on the Parliamentary field mission to Albania and Montenegro
UNC/2012/3-R.1 (11 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Does the United Nations take "democracy" seriously enough?
UNC/2012/4-R.1 (10 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Launch of the handbook: Supporting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament
UNC/2012/5-R.1 (4 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Overview: Rio +20 in perspective: what hope for sustainable development?
UNC/2012/6-R.1 (11 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Overview: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Five years on
UNC/2012/7-R.1 (12 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Governing Council
Summary record of the 189th session of the Governing Council New! PDF [English] [French]
Detailed deliberations of the 191st session of the Governing Council HTML [English] [French]
Convocation of the 191st Session of the Governing Council
CL/191/C.1 (6 July 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Council resolutions on human rights cases HTML [English] [French]
Report of the President of the IPU on his activities since the 190th session of the Governing Council
CL/191/4(a)-R.1 (18 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Interim Report of the Secretary General on the activities of the Union since the 190th session of the Governing Council
CL/191/5(b)-R.1 (5 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Interim Report of the Secretary General on the activities of the Union since the 190th session of the Governing Council: International Day of Democracy 2012
CL/191/5(c)-R.1 (5 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Approved 2013 consolidated budget
CL/191/7-P.1
PDF [English] [French]
Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy PDF [English] [French]
Code of Conduct for IPU Personnel PDF [English] [French]
Implementation of the IPU strategy 2012-2017: Parliamentary dimension of the WTO
CL/191/8-Inf.1 (22 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Cooperation with the United Nations system
CL/191/9-R.1 (8 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional Seminar "Joining the initiatives and experiences of national parliaments for an effective campaign against child trafficking and labour"
CL/191/10(a)-R.1 (19 September 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary Briefing at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
CL/191/10(b)-R.1 (17 September 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional debate on "Gender-sensitive parliaments"
CL/191/10(c)-R.1 (8 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the XIX International AIDS Conference
CL/191/10(d)-R.1 (17 September 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: World e-Parliament Conference 2012
CL/191/10(e)-R.1 (1 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the United Nations High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law
CL/191/10(f)-R.1 (22 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Seventh Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament
CL/191/10(g)-R.1 (19 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Miscellaneous documents
Information update
A/127/Inf.1 (20 July 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
Delegation form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies to be filled during the 127th Assembly
A/127/Inf.2.rev.1 (17 October 2012)
PDF [English] [French]
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Updated on 22 October 2012   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS

Date Plenary sittings Committees / Panel discussions Other events ASGP meetings
Thursday, 18 October 2012 Morning     10.00 - 13.00
Sub-Committee on Finance *
Room 204 A & B, level 2
 
Afternoon     15.00 - 18.00
Sub-Committee on Finance *
Room 204 A & B, level 2
 
Friday, 19 October 2012 Morning     10.00 - 13.00
Executive Committee *
Room 205 A & B, level 2
 
Afternoon     15.00 - 18.00
Executive Committee *
Room 205 A & B, level 2
 
Saturday, 20 October 2012 Morning    

09.00 - 10.00
Gender Partnership Group *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

10.00 - 13.00
Executive Committee *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

 
Afternoon     14.30 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

15.00 - 17.00
Executive Committee *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

 
Sunday, 21 October 2012 Morning    

09.00 - 13.00
Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

Afternoon     14.00 – 14.45
Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations
Room 206 A & B, level 2

14.30 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

15.00 - 18.00
Committee on Middle East Questions *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

 
18.30 - 19.30
Inaugural Ceremony of the 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Followed by a Reception for all participants
Québec City Convention Centre
Monday, 22 October 2012Day 1 Morning 09.00 - 11.00
Governing Council: membership; reports; finance; presentation of the budget
Room 200 C, level 2

11.00 - 12.00
Assembly - opening sitting: Keynote address and Special debate on Citizenship, identity and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world
Room 200 C, level 2

12.00 - 13.00
Assembly: Adoption of an emergency item
Room 200C, level 2

09.00 - 12.30
Panel discussion on The use of media, including social media, to enhance citizen engagement and democracy (subject to be discussed by the Third Standing Committee during the 128th Assembly)
Room 200 B, level 2
08.00 - 08.45
Assembly Steering Committee *
Room 205 C, level 2

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

09.30 - 11.00
ASGP Executive Committee *
Room 2104 A, level 2

11.00 - 12.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000 A, level 2

Afternoon 14.30 - 18.30
Assembly: Debate on the emergency item
Room 200 C, level 2
14.30 - 18.30
IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs: Roundtable discussion on Multilateralism and the role of parliamentary diplomacy; followed by a discussion on interaction between the UN, parliaments and the IPU
Room 205 A & B, level 2
15.00 - 18.00
Meeting of Young Parliamentarians
Room 204 A & B, level 2
14.30 - 17.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000 A, level 2
Tuesday, 23 October 2012Day 2 Morning

09.00 - 13.00
Assembly: Address by a high-ranking official and continuation of Special debate on the Citizenship, identity and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world
Room 200 C, level 2

09.00 – 13.00
Special Gender Partnership Session
Theme: Gender-sensitive Parliaments
Room 200 B, level 2

09.00 - 13.00
Drafting committee on emergency item *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

09.30 - 16.30
ASGP excursion
Afternoon 14.30 - 18.00
Address by a high-ranking official and continuation of Special debate
Room 200 C, level 2
14.30 - 18.00
Panel discussion on Enforcing the responsibility to protect: The role of parliament in safeguarding civilians' lives (subject to be discussed by the First Standing Committee during the 128th Assembly)
Room 200 B, level 2
14.30 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
Room 207, level 2

16.00 - 17.00
Gender Partnership Group *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

17.30 - 19.00
Executive Committee *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

 
19.00
Buffet reception for all participants
Fairmont le Château Frontenac Hotel
Wednesday, 24 October 2012Day 3 Morning 09.00 - 13.00
Assembly: IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs Special Session observing United Nations Day- Debate: Does the UN take ‘Democracy’ seriously enough?; followed by the Launch of the Handbook: Supporting Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Room 200 C, level 2
 

09.30 - 12.30
Panel session
Theme: Creating opportunities for youth in today’s global economy
Room 200 B, level 2

09.30 - 10.00
ASGP Executive Committee *
Room 2104 A, level 2

10.00 - 12.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000 A, level 2

11.15
Discussion groups
Room 2000 A and 2000 B, level 2

Afternoon 14.00 - 18.30
Governing Council: debate, presentation of reports and adoption of decisions
Room 200 C, level 2
 

13.00 - 14.30
Workshop on new tools to promote nuclear disarmament
Room 2000 C, level 2

14.30 - 17.30
Panel session
Theme: Building peace after conflict
Room 200 B, level 2

15.00 - 17.00
Advisory Group of the IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

14.30 - 17.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000 A, level 2

18.30 - 20.00
Reception for all participants
National Assembly of Québec
Thursday, 25 October 2012Day 4 Morning 09.00 - 13.00
Assembly: Address by a high-ranking official and conclusion of Special debate
Room 200 C, level 2

09.00 - 13.00
IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs: Rio+20 in perspective: what hope for sustainable development?; followed by a review of the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and adoption of outcome document
Room 200 B, level 2

09.00 - 12.30
Panel session
Theme: Parliamentary immunity: benefit or burden?
Room 206 A & B, level 2

11.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Respect of International Humanitarian Law *
Room 205 A & B, level 2

09.30 -10.00
ASGP Executive Committee *
Room 2104 A, level 2

10.00 - 12.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000 A, level 2

Afternoon

14.30 - 17.00
Special Gender Partnership Session
Theme: Gender-sensitive Parliaments.
Break-out groups
Rooms: 205 A & B, 206 A & B, and 207

14.30 - 18.00
Panel discussion on Fair trade and innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable development (subject to be discussed by the Second Standing Committee during the 128th Assembly)
Room 200 B, level 2

12.30 - 14.30
Informal Panel on Parliamentary and Political Law
Room 2000 C, level 2

14.30 - 18.30
Meeting of drafting committee on the outcome of the Special Debate *
Room 204 A & B, level 2

17.00 - 18.30
Expanded meeting of the Gender Partnership Group: finalization of the Plan of Action on Gender-sensitive Parliaments *
Rooms: 205 A & B, level 2

14.30 - 17.30
ASGP Meeting
Room 2000A, level 2

Friday, 26 October 2012Day 5 Morning  

09.00 - 12.30
Continuation of Special Gender Partnership Session
Theme: Gender-sensitive Parliaments. Break-out groups.
Consideration of Reports from Break-out groups and presentation of the Plan of Action.
Room 200 B, level 2

09.00 - 12.30
Panel session
Theme: Peak oil: what prospects for energy security?
Room 2000 C, level 2

09.00 - 13.00
Joint IPU-ASGP session
Theme: Parliamentary representation and communication, and the role of social media
Room 2000 A, level 2

Afternoon

14.00 - 16.00
Assembly – closing sitting: adoption of resolution on emergency item, and outcome documents from Special debate, IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs, and Special Gender Partnership Session
Room 200 C, level 2

  14.00 - 16.30
Conclusion of Joint IPU-ASGP session
Theme: Parliamentary representation and communication, and the role of social media
Room 2000 A, level 2

 

* In camera meetings
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