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134th IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS
Lusaka (Zambia), 19 - 23 March 2016

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AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY
Logo of the Assembly
Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 134th Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 General debate on Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth
Item 4 Terrorism: The need to enhance global cooperation against the threat to democracy and human rights
(Standing Committee on Peace and International Security)
Item 5 Ensuring lasting protection against destruction and deterioration for the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of humanity
(Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)
Item 6 Reports of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights and the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Item 7 Approval of the subject items for the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security and the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade for the 136th Assembly and appointment of the Rapporteurs
Item 8 Giving an identity to the 230 million children without a civil status: One of the major challenges of the humanitarian crisis in the 21st century

Updated on 19 March 2016   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM
Items proposedAuthorDate of receiptAccompanying documents
Giving an identity to the 230 million unregistered children in the world France 10 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
Completing the process for international recognition of a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital: The role of parliaments Morocco 11 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
Human trafficking: An act of terrorism, a grave violation of human rights and human dignity, and a threat to regional and international peace and security Sudan 15 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
Parliamentary powers in democracies and the importance of the oversight function Venezuela 17 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
The humanitarian crisis in the 21st century: The role of parliament and the responsibility of the international community Uruguay 19 March 2016 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 16 April 2016   
SESSION DOCUMENTS
Title and codeAvailable versions
Daily Journal
23 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
22 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
21 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
20 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
19 March 2016 PDF [English] [French]
Assembly
Complete electronic version of the brochure "Results of the 134th IPU Assembly and related meetings" New! PDF [English] [French]
Overview of main events and decisions of the Assembly New! HTML [English] [French]
Texts of resolutions and declarations of the 134th Assembly HTML [English] [French]
List of speakers in the general debate (no.4) PDF [Bilingual]
Texts of speeches delivered in the General Debate PDF [Bilingual]
Convocation of the 134th IPU Assembly
A/134/C.1 (19 November 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note for the General Debate on "Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth"
A/134/3-Inf.1 (19 November 2015)

PDF [English] [French]
List of permanent observers PDF [English] [French]
Speakers' pre-registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Final list of participants PDF [Bilingual]
Inaugural speech by His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia during the opening ceremony PDF [English]
Inaugural speech by Hon. Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia during the opening ceremony PDF [English]
Inaugural speech by Mr. Saber Chowdhury, President of the IPU during the opening ceremony PDF [English] [French]
Governing Council
Overview of decisions of the 198th session of the Governing Council New! HTML [English] [French]
Council decisions on human rights cases HTML [English] [French]
Convocation of the 198th Session of the Governing Council
CL/198/C.1 (19 November 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Report of the President of the IPU on his activities since the 197th session of the Governing Council
CL/198/5(a)-R.1 (22 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Annual report by the Secretary General on the activities of the IPU for 2015 PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Conference on "Ensuring everyone’s right to nationality: The role of Parliaments in preventing and ending statelessness"
CL/198/7(a)-R.1 (5 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21/CMP11)
CL/198/7(b)-R.1 (15 January 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Annual Parliamentary Hearing United Nations Headquarters
CL/198/7(c)-R.1 (15 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Seminar for African parliaments on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540
CL/198/7(d)-R.1 (8 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
CL/198/7(e)-R.1 (18 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: South Asian Speakers' Summit on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
CL/198/7(f)-R.1 (17 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Report on the PaperSmart Initiative
CL/198/8(a)-R.1 (19 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Parliamentary Action Plan on Climate Change
PDF [English] [French]
Draft IPU Strategy for 2017-2021
CL/198/8(c)-P.1 (22 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Cooperation with the United Nations system
CL/198/9-R.1 (5 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Financial results for 2015
CL/198/10(a)-R.1 (8 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Draft agenda
C-I/134/A.1 (19 November 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution submitted by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/134/DR (15 January 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/134/M (15 January 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-I/134/DR-am (7 March 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Draft agenda
C-II/134/A.1 (19 November 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution submitted by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/134/DR (15 January 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/134/M (15 January 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-II/134/DR-am (7 March 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Report to the 134th IPU Assembly New! PDF [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-III/134/A.1 (19 November 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Interactive debate on "The freedom of women to participate in political processes fully, safely and without interference: Building partnerships between men and women to achieve this objective"
C-III/134/4-Inf.1 (24 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Interactive debate on "Building an association on accountability "
C-III/134/5-Inf.1 (22 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Report to the 134th IPU Assembly New! PDF [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-IV/134/A.1.rev (19 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Background note : "Appointment and mandate of the United Nations Secretary-General"
C-IV/134/4-Inf.1 (7 March 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Convocation of the 23rd Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/23/C.1 (15 January 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Agenda of the 23rd Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/23/A.1 (15 January 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the Rules of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians and to those of its Coordinating Committee
FEM/23/4-Inf.1 (15 December 2015)
PDF [English] [French]
Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Provisional agenda
FYP/134/A.1 (18 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Miscellaneous documents
Concept note: Panel discussion on "Leading by example on Climate Change: a lighter carbon footprint for parliaments" PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Side event entitled "Preventing child and forced marriage: making the global health goals a reality for girls" PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Side event entitled "Reducing nuclear threats – the role of parliamentarians" PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies to be filled during the 134th Assembly
A/134/Inf.1.rev (26 February 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Surveys and questionnaires
Papersmart Survey for IPU delegates of the 134th Assembly PDF [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
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DOCUMENTOS EN ESPAÑOLGo!
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DEADLINES
 
The deadlines pertaining to the preparation of resolutions for the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security and the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade are the following:

Date Action
18 December 2015 Deadline for the co-Rapporteurs to submit the draft resolutions and explanatory memorandum to the IPU Secretariat. The Secretariat will then translate and circulate the texts to all Members in early January 2016.
4 March 2016 Deadline for written amendments to the draft resolutions.
19-22 March 2016 Committees debate, amend and adopt the draft resolutions. Co-Rapporteurs present the draft resolutions and provide advice during the drafting process.
23 March 2016 134th IPU Assembly formally adopts the resolutions.

All Members can contribute to the drafting of resolutions by submitting a brief written input (Article 13.1 of the Rules of the Standing Committees). The deadline for written input to the First and Second Standing Committees has passed (6 November 2015). Members are encouraged to submit input for the draft resolution to be adopted by the Third Standing Committee (Democracy and Human Rights) at the 135th IPU Assembly (October 2016), on The freedom of women to participate in political processes fully, safely and without interference: Building partnerships between men and women to achieve this objective. Written input to this draft resolution is welcome in the process leading up to the Lusaka Assembly, and no later than 10 April 2016.

In accordance with the Rules of the Standing Committees, proposals for subject items to be taken up by Standing Committees should be submitted no later than 15 days before the opening of the Assembly preceding the one where the subject will be discussed. As such, Members are encouraged to submit to the IPU Secretariat by 4 March 2016 at the latest their proposals for subject items to be taken up by the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security and the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade.

These will serve as the basis for consultations by the respective Standing Committee Bureaux before a final decision is taken by the Standing Committee. When considering the proposals for subject items to be discussed at future Assemblies, the Bureau may recommend one of the proposals, combine two or more of them dealing with the same subject or related subjects into a single item, put forward another subject item or decide to submit more than one proposal to the Standing Committee.

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Updated on 16 March 2016   
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, 16 March 2016
  09:00 18:00 Beginning of Registration
Main lobby, Mulungushi International Convention Centre
Other events 10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-Committee on Finance*
Room 2, Old Wing, Mulungushi International Convention Centre (MICC)
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Other events 10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Executive Committee*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Friday, 18 March 2016
Other events09:00 - 10:00Gender Partnership Group*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events09:30 - 13:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Other events10:00 - 13:00Executive Committee*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Other events 15:00 - 18:00 Executive Committee*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Other events 08:00 09:15 Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 09:30 12:30 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Other events 11:00 12:30 Break out Group of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 11:30 13:00 Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Geopolitical Groups*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Other events 14:00 15:00 Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 14:00 18:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 17:30 Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ENGLISH ONLY)*
Boardroom 13, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Other events 15:00 - 18:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 19:30 20:30 Inaugural Ceremony
Auditorium, New Government Complex
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Other events 08:00 09:00Assembly Steering Committee*
Presidential Suite, MICC
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 09:00 10:45Governing Council
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel09:00 13:00 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Debate on the draft resolution on "Terrorism: The need to enhance global cooperation against the threat to democracy and individual rights"
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 10:00 13:00 Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
ASGP11:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
The Big Dome, Radisson Blu Hotel
Assembly/Council 11:00 13:00 Assembly: Start of the General Debate on "Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth"
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 11:30 - 13:00 Group of Facilitators for Cyprus*
Boardroom 13, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 11:30 - 13:00 Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 14:30 17:00 Assembly: General Debate
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
ASGP14:30 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
The Big Dome, Radisson Blu Hotel
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on "Terrorism: The need to enhance global cooperation against the threat to democracy and individual rights"
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Debate and start of drafting in plenary on the draft resolution on "Ensuring lasting protection against destruction and deterioration for the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of humanity"
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 17:00 18:30 Assembly: Decision on the emergency item
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Monday, 21 March 2016
Assembly/Council 09:00 13:00 Assembly
- Debate on the emergency item (09:00 - 10:30), and
- Continuation of the General Debate (10:30 - 13:00)
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 12:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on the draft resolution to be adopted at the 135th Assembly on "The freedom of women to participate in political processes fully, safely and without interference: Building partnerships between men and women to achieve this objective"
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Completion of drafting in plenary of the resolution on "Terrorism: The need to enhance global cooperation against the threat to democracy and individual rights"
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 09:30 - 13:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on "Ensuring lasting protection against destruction and deterioration for the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of humanity"
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 14:30 18:30 Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 18:30 Possible drafting committee on the emergency item*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 15:00 - 17:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Gender Partnership Group*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 11:00 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Adoption of the draft resolution
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 11:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on "Open Parliaments: Building an association on accountability"
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
ASGP 10:00 12:30 ASGP Meeting
The Big Dome, Radisson Blu Hotel
Other events 10:00 - 12:30 Executive Committee*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 11:30 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Adoption of the draft resolution
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 12:00 - 13:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
ASGP 14:30 17:30 ASGP Meeting
The Big Dome, Radisson Blu Hotel
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Luangwa, New Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Mosi-o-Tunya, New Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 14:30 18:30 Assembly
- Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item, and
- Conclusion of the General Debate
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 14:30 - 15:30 Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Committee/Panel 15:30 - 16:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 1, Old Wing, MICC
Other events 17:00 - 19:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Other events 08:30 - 10:30 Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 09:00 13:00 Governing Council
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
ASGP10:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
The Big Dome, Radisson Blu Hotel
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 16:30 Panel Discussion on "Leading by example on climate change: A lighter carbon footprint for parliaments"
Room 2, Old Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council 14:30 Governing Council
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC
Assembly/Council At the end of the Governing CouncilAssembly
- Adoption of resolutions
- Reports of the Standing Committees
- Outcome document of the General debate, and
- Closing sitting
Main Hall, Old Wing, MICC

*In camera meeting
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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