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130th IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS
Geneva (Switzerland), 16 - 20 March 2014

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Contents

AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY
Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 130th Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 General debate on The IPU at 125: Renewing our commitment to peace and democracy
Item 4 Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: The contribution of parliaments (Standing Committee on Peace and International Security)
Item 5 Towards risk-resilient development: Taking into consideration demographic trends and natural constraints (Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)
Item 6 The role of parliaments in protecting the rights of children, in particular unaccompanied migrant children, and in preventing their exploitation in situations of war and conflict (Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights)
Item 7 Report of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Item 8 Approval of the subject items to be taken up by the Standing Committees and appointment of the Rapporteurs
Item 9 Helping to restore peace and security and consolidate democracy in the Central African Republic: The contribution of the IPU

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Updated on 15 March 2014   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM

Items proposed *AuthorDate of receiptAccompanying documents
The role of parliaments and the IPU in fighting terrorism and achieving international peace and security through a peaceful political solution to the situation in Syria and respect for resolutions with international legitimacy and the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States. Syrian Arab Republic 4 March 2014 PDF[English] [French]
Helping to restore peace and security and consolidate democracy in the Central African Republic: The contribution of the IPU. Morocco 7 March 2014 PDF[English] [French]
Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine. Ukraine 13 March 2014 PDF[English] [French]
The crisis in Ukraine. Canada 14 March 2014 PDF[English] [French]
 
* The emergency item previously proposed by the delegation of Uruguay (cyberwarfare) has been withdrawn and re-submitted as a proposal for a subject item to be taken up by one of the Standing Committees.

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 25 June 2014   
SESSION DOCUMENTS
Title and codeAvailable versions
Daily Journal
20 March 2014 PDF [English] [French]
19 March 2014 PDF [English] [French]
18 March 2014 PDF [English] [French]
17 March 2014 PDF [English] [French]
16 March 2014 PDF [English] [French]
Assembly
Summary records of the proceedings of the 130th IPU AssemblyNew! PDF [English] [French]
Complete electronic version of the brochure "Results of the 130th IPU Assembly and related meetings" PDF [English] [French]
Overview of main Assembly events and decisions HTML [English] [French]
Texts of resolutions and declarations of the 130th Assembly HTML [English] [French]
List of participants PDF [Bilingual]
Speech of the IPU President, Abdelwahad Radi, at the opening of the 130th Assembly PDF [English] [French]
Opening remarks by Mr. Michael Møller, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva HTML [English only]
Address by the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. William Lacy Swing PDF [English only]
Convocation of the 130th IPU Assembly
A/130/C.1 (17 Novembre 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of the Standing Committees
Cmts/130/C.1 (13 December 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Information note: Changes to the IPU Standing Committees PDF [English] [French]
Registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory note on IPU online registration PDF [English] [French]
Speakers' pre-registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Panel discussion on the theme "Promoting the child’s best interest: The case of migrant children" PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Panel discussion on the theme "Reasons for the high turnover of parliamentarians at elections" PDF [English] [French]
List of international organizations and other bodies invited to follow the work of the Assembly as observers PDF [English] [French]
First Standing Committee (Peace and International Security)
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-I/130/DR-am (6 March 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/130/DR (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/130/M (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Summary Records of the panel discussion held during the 129th Assembly (October 2013) on the subject item "Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: The contribution of parliaments" PDF [English] [French]
Background paper submitted by Ms. Yolanda Ferrer (Cuba), co-Rapporteur, at the time of the 129th Assembly
A/129/3(a)-R.1 (2 September 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Background paper submitted by Mr. Blaine Calkins (Canada), co-Rapporteur, at the time of the 129th Assembly
A/129/3(a)-R.2 (2 September 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Second Standing Committee (Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-II/130/DR-am (6 March 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/130/DR (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Summary Records of the panel discussion held during the 129th Assembly (October 2013) on the subject item "Towards risk-resilient development: Taking into consideration demographic trends and natural constraints" PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/130/M (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Background paper submitted by the co-Rapporteurs, Mr. S.H. Chowdhury (Bangladesh) and Mr. P. Mahoux (Belgium), at the time of the 129th Assembly
A/129/3(b)-R.1 (2 September 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Third Standing Committee (Democracy and Human Rights)
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-III/130/DR-am (6 March 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-III/130/DR (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-III/130/M (31 January 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Summary Records of the panel discussion held during the 129th Assembly (October 2013) on the subject item "The role of parliaments in protecting the rights of children, in particular unaccompanied migrant children, and in preventing their exploitation in situations of war and conflict" PDF [English] [French]
Background paper submitted by Ms. Jameela Ali Salman Nassif (Bahrain), co-Rapporteur, at the time of the 129th Assembly
A/129/3(c)-R.1 (2 September 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Background paper submitted by Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron (Mexico), co-Rapporteur, at the time of the 129th Assembly
A/129/3(c)-R.2 (2 September 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Fourth Standing Committee (United Nations Affiars)
Annotated agenda
C-IV/130/A.1 (31 January 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Summary record of the Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations PDF [English] [French]
Governing Council
Summary records of the 194th session of the Governing CouncilNew! PDF [English] [French]
Overview of main decisions of the 194th session of the Governing Council HTML [English] [French]
Council resolutions on human rights cases HTML [English] [French]
Convocation of the 194th Session of the Governing Council
CL/194/C.1 (13 December 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Report of the President of the IPU on his activities since the 193rd session of the Governing Council
CL/192/4(a)-R.1 (20 February 20134)
PDF [English] [French]
Report on the activities of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2013 PDF [English] [French]
Annual Report by the Secretary General on the activities of the IPU for 2013: Annual reporting exercise by Members
CL/194/5(b)-R.1 (4 February 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional Conference on "The role of parliaments in conflict prevention and management in West Africa"
CL/194/6(a)-R.1 (31 January 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional Workshop for Pacific parliaments on "Modern parliaments: the pacific perspective"
CL/194/6(b)-R.1 (23 January 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Eighth Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament
CL/194/6(c)-R.1 (12 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations
CL/194/6(d)-R.1 (6 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Bali session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO
CL/194/6(e)-R.1 (22 January 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Briefing on governance as an element of the post-2015 development agenda
CL/194/6(f)-R.1 (13 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional follow-up seminar on "The role of parliamentarians in the implementation of Universal Periodic Review recommendations"
CL/194/6(g)-R.1 (11 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional follow-up seminar on "Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women"
CL/194/6(h)-R.1 (15 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Cooperation with the United Nations system
CL/194/8-R.1 (6 February 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Financial results for 2013
CL/194/9-R.1 (6 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Revised Rules and Practices of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
CL/194/14(b)-P.1 (31 January 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft Rules and Working Modalities of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
CL/194/14(c)-P.1 (13 December 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Convocation of the 19th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/19/C.1 (17 February 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Agenda of the 19th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/19/A.1 (14 February 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the Rules of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians and of the Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/19/Inf.1 (13 December 2013)
PDF [English] [French]
Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Provisional agenda
14 February 2014
PDF [English] [French]
Miscellaneous documents
Vacancies to be filled during the 130th Assembly (revised version)
A/130/Inf.1.rev.2 (14 March 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies for the Standing Committee Bureaux
A/130/C.1- Annex 3
PDF [English] [French]
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DEADLINES
Members are kindly requested to take note of the following timetable for the circulation of the co-Rapporteurs’ explanatory notes and draft resolutions, as well as of the deadlines for the submission of amendments to the draft resolutions.
Date Action
20 November 2013 Deadline for submission of written input by Member Parliaments. These inputs will be made available to the co-rapporteurs to assist them in drafting the resolutions.
17 January 2014 Co-Rapporteurs submit a draft resolution and explanatory memorandum to the IPU Secretariat.
31 January 2014 IPU Secretariat distributes the draft resolutions and explanatory memorandum to Member Parliaments in English and French.
2 March 2014 Deadline for proposed amendments to the draft resolutions by Member Parliaments.
17-20 March 2014 During the 130th IPU Assembly, Standing Committees meet to debate and adopt the draft resolutions.
20 March 2014 IPU Assembly formally adopts the resolutions.

Updated on 7 March 2014   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS **

Legend:   Assembly or
Governing Council
    Standing Committees or
Panel discussions
   Other Assembly events,
including in camera sessions
      Assembly/Council   Committee/Panel   Other events

Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Other events 10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-Committee on Finance*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Other events10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Friday, 14 March 2014
Other events10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Saturday, 15 March 2014
MORNING
  09:00 18:00 Beginning of Registration
Main lobby, CICG
Other events09:00 - 10:00Gender Partnership Group*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Other events09:30 - 13:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 10:00 - 13:00Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
AFTERNOON
Other events14:30 - 18:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 15:00 - 18:00Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Sunday, 16 March 2014
MORNING
Other events 07:30 09:15Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel09:30 - 13:00Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 10:30 - 13:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
AFTERNOON
Other events 14:00 15:00 Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel14:30 - 18:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 18:30 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 15:30 18:00 Joint Meeting of the Standing Committees' Bureaux and Chairpersons of Geopolitical Groups*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Monday, 17 March 2014 (Day 1)
MORNING
Other events08:00 09:00Assembly Steering Committee*
VIP Salon, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:00 10:45Governing Council
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Other events 09:00 - 12:00 Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS-MNCH (English only)*
Room 8, level 2, CICG
Committee/Panel09:00 13:00Standing Committee on Peace and International Security: Election of Bureau members, presentation and debate of draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
ASGP09:30 11:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:30 12:30Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 10:00 - 12:00 Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
ASGP11:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 11:00 13:00 Assembly: Election of President, followed by the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
AFTERNOON
Assembly/Council14:30 16:30Assembly: General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
ASGP14:30 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Other events14:30 - 18:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel14:30 - 18:30Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights: Election of Bureau members, presentation and debate of draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel14:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security: Finalization of the draft resolution in Drafting Committee*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Assembly/Council16:30 - 18:30Assembly: Vote on possible emergency item followed by continuation of the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
 
Reception offered by Switzerland
19:00, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva
 
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 (Day 2)
MORNING
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 11:00 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security: Finalization of the draft resolution in Drafting Committee*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Assembly/Council09:00 13:00Assembly: General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade: Election of Bureau members, presentation and debate of draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events09:30 - 11:00Group of Facilitators for Cyprus*
Room 8, level 2, CICG
Other events09:30 - 13:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel 11:30 - 13:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights: Drafting of resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
AFTERNOON
Other events 14:30 - 16:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
ASGP14:30 15:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council14:30 18:30Assembly: General debate followed by debate on the emergency item
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Committee/Panel14:30 - 18:30Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights: Drafting of resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 15:00 - 15:45 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, level 0, CICG
ASGP15:00 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Other events 16:00 - 17:00 Coordinating Committee of Women MPs*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel 16:30 - 18:30Standing Committee on Peace and International Security: Adoption of the draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 17:15 - 17:45 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 (Day 3)
MORNING
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Gender Partnership Group*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel09:00 - 13:00 Standing Committee on UN Affairs: Election of Bureau members and Debate
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel09:00 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade: Drafting of resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Other events09:00 - 13:00Possible drafting committee on the emergency item*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
ASGP09:30 10:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
ASGP 10:00 - 12:30 ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Other events 10:00 - 12:30 Executive Committee*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
AFTERNOON
Other events 14:00 - 16:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs*
Room 18, level -1, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:00 - 16:00Panel discussion "Promoting the child’s best interest: The case of migrant children"
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 16:30Conclusion of possible drafting committee on the emergency item
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 16:30Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade: Drafting of resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 17:30 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room B, CCV Annexe, CICG
ASGP 14:30 - 17:30 ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 16:30 18:30 Assembly: Continuation and end of the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Committee/Panel 16:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights: Adoption of the draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 17:00 - 18:00 Coordinating Committee of Women MPs*
Room A, CCV Annexe, CICG
Other events 17:00 - 19:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
Thursday, 20 March 2014 (Day 4)
MORNING
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade*
Room C, CCV Annexe, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:00 13:00Governing Council: Election of the Secretary General
Room 1, level 1, CICG
ASGP09:30 10:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
ASGP 10:00 - 12:30 ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 11:30 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade: Adoption of the draft resolution
Room 2, level 0, CICG
AFTERNOON
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 16:30 Panel discussion "Reasons for the high turnover of parliamentarians at elections"
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Assembly/Council 14:30 17:00 Governing Council
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Assembly/Council 17:00 18:30 Assembly: Closing sitting
Room 1, level 1, CICG

*In camera meeting
**Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the Assembly in the four working languages of the IPU: English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic or verbatim record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.
Legend:   Assembly or
Governing Council
   Committees or
Panel discussions
   Other Assembly events,
including in camera sessions
      Assembly/Council   Committee/Panel   Other events

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