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136th IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS
Dhaka (Bangladesh), 1 - 5 April 2017

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AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY
Logo of the Assembly
Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 136th Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 General debate on Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all
Item 4

The role of parliament in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States
(Standing Committee on Peace and International Security)

Item 5

Promoting enhanced international cooperation on the SDGs, in particular on the financial inclusion of women as a driver of development
(Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)

Item 6 Reports of the Standing Committee
Item 7 Approval of the subject items for the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security and for the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade for the 138th Assembly and appointment of the Rapporteurs
Item 8 Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules

Updated on 29 March 2017   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM
Items proposedAuthorDate of receiptAccompanying documents
Tougher migration policies around the world and the risk of human rights violations Mexico 14 March 2017 PDF [English] [French]
The support of parliaments for global action to address unprecedented famine affecting millions of people United Kingdom 24 March 2017 PDF [English] [French]
The famine affecting the populations of Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northern Kenya Belgium 24 March 2017 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 28 March 2017   
SESSION DOCUMENTS
Title and codeAvailable versions
Assembly
Complete text of the Convocation of the 136th IPU Assembly, together with its annexes
A/136/C.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Guidelines for submitting amendments to draft resolutions
A/136/Inf.1 (16 January 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note for the General Debate on "Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all"
A/136/3-Inf.1 (3 February 2017)

PDF [English] [French]
Online registration for the 136th IPU Assembly Explorer [English] [French]
Speakers' pre-registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]

Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules
A/136/8-P.1 (1 December 2016)

PDF [English] [French]

Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules – Sub-amendments submitted by the delegation of France
A/136/8-P.1.Am.1 (23 February 2017)

PDF [English] [French]
Governing Council
Convocation of the 200th Session of the Governing Council
CL/200/C.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]

Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules
CL/200/14-P.1 (1 December 2016)

PDF [English] [French]

Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules – Sub-amendments submitted by the delegation of France
CL/200/14-P.1.Am.1 (23 February 2017)

PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference
CL/200/7(a)-R.1 (13 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Report Regional Seminar Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through a human rights perspective (for Parliaments of the Pacific region)
CL/200/7(b)-R.1 (15 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Parliamentary Forum at the Second High-level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (Nairobi, 29 November 2016)
CL/200/7(c)-R.1 (22 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean
CL/200/7(d)-R.1 (15 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
CL/200/7(e)-R.1 (23 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations (New-York, 13-14 February 2017)
CL/200/7(f)-R.1 (28 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: South Asian Speakers’ Forum on implementation of the SDGs (Indore, 18-20 February 2017)
CL/200/7(g)-R.1 (7 March 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Regional Seminar for Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia on Parliaments and the implementation of the SDGs (Budapest, 23-24 February 2017)
CL/200/7(h)-R.1 (7 March 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized meetings: Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments of the Sub-Saharan Africa (Kampala, 1-3 March 2017)
CL/200/7(i)-R.1 (7 March 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on specialized IPU meetings: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of WomenNew!
CL/200/7(j)-R.1 (27 March 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Cooperation with the UN system: Checklist of activities undertaken with the UN from 15 September 2016 to 15 March 2017
CL/200/9-R.1 (20 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Draft agenda
C-I/136/A.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution submitted by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/136/DR (21 December 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-I/136/M (21 December 2016)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-I/136/DR-am (24 March 2017)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Draft agenda
C-II/136/A.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution submitted by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/134/DR (10 January 2017)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-II/134/M (10 January 2017)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-II/136/DR-am (24 March 2017)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Draft agenda
C-III/136/A.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Guidelines for providing written input to the resolution PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Debate on: “Sharing our diversity: the 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Democracy” PDF [English] [French]
Concept note : Debate on: “Act now for adolescents: the role of parliamentarians in promoting adolescent health and well-being” PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Draft agenda
C-IV/136/A.1 (1 December 2016)
PDF [English] [French]
Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Convocation of the 25th Forum of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/25/C.1 (20 January 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Draft Agenda of the 25th Forum of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/25/A.1 (15 January 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Flyer - Follow-up to the IPU Plan of action for Gender-sensitive Parliaments (2012)New! PDF [English] [French]
Flyer - Debate on Women’s political participation: a new impetus to break the glass ceilingNew! PDF [English] [French]
Flyer - Panel discussion on Empowering girls today to achieve sustainable development tomorrowNew! PDF [English] [French]
Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Agenda
FYP/136/A.1 (17 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
Miscellaneous documents
Assembly App Manual PDF [English] [French]
Assembly GuidebookNew! PDF [English] [French]
Concept note : Interactive debate on ”Parliaments in the digital era”. Parliamentarians and social networks: Making effective use of social media PDF [English] [French]
Concept note : Parliamentary action plan for nuclear-risk reduction and achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world - Roundtable dialogue organized by UNFOLD ZERO and PNND in cooperation with the IPUNew! PDF [English] [French]
concept of the side event on "Breaking down barriers for improved health of young generations: A multisectoral approach" PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies to be filled during the 136th Assembly
A/136/Inf.2 (23 February 2017)
PDF [English] [French]
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DOCUMENTOS EN ESPAÑOLGo!
(La traducción es responsabilidad de la Secretaría del GRULAC / Translation under the responsibility of the GRULAC Secretariat)

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
16 December 2016 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 2017.
17 March 2017 Deadline for Member Parliaments to submit written amendments to the draft resolutions.
1-4 April 2017 Committees debate, amend and adopt the draft resolutions. Co-Rapporteurs present the draft resolutions and provide advice during the drafting process.
5 April 2017 136th 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 (30 September 2016). Members are encouraged to submit input for the draft resolution to be adopted by the Third Standing Committee (Democracy and Human Rights) at the 137th IPU Assembly (October 2017), on Sharing our diversity: The 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Democracy. Written input to this draft resolution is welcome in the process leading up to the Dhaka Assembly, and no later than 30 April 2017.

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 wishing to do so, should submit to the IPU Secretariat by 17 March 2017 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 23 March 2017   
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, 29 March 2017
Other events 11:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-Committee on Finance*
Windy Town (first floor), Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC)
Thursday, 30 March 2017
  09:00 – 18:00 Beginning of Registration
Main lobby, Bangabandhu International Convention Centre
Other events 10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Executive Committee*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Friday, 31 March 2017
Other events09:00 - 10:00Gender Partnership Group*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Other events09:30 - 13:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Other events10:00 - 13:00Executive Committee*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Other events 15:00 - 18:00 Executive Committee*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Other events 08:00 – 09:15 Bureau of Women Parliamentarians*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:30 – 12:30 Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Other events 11:00 – 12:30 Break out Group of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Other events 11:00 – 12:30 Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Geopolitical Groups and Presidents of Standing Committees*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:00 – 15:00 Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 14:00 – 18:00 Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 17:30 Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ENGLISH ONLY)*
Green View 1 (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Other events 15:00 - 18:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 19:30 – 20:30

Inaugural Ceremony

Sunday, 2 April 2017
Other events 08:00 – 09:00Assembly Steering Committee*
Elegant room (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 09:00 – 11:00Governing Council
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:00 – 12:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Debate on the draft resolution on The role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 10:00 – 13:00 Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Carnival Hall (ground floor, BICC)
ASGP11:00 – 12:30ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 11:00 – 13:00 Assembly: Start of the General Debate on Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 11:30 - 13:00 Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 14:00 – 14:30 Group photo – all Heads of delegation
Main Lobby (BICC)
Assembly/Council 14:30 – 17:00 Assembly: General Debate
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
ASGP14:30 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on The role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
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 Promoting enhanced international cooperation on the SDGs, in particular on the financial inclusion of women as a driver of development
Carnival Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 17:00 – 18:30 Assembly: Decision on the emergency item
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Monday, 3 April 2017
Assembly/Council 09:00 – 13:00
09:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 13:00
Assembly
- Debate on the emergency item, and
- Continuation of the General Debate
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 13:00 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Completion of drafting in plenary of the resolution on The role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 12:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on the draft resolution to be adopted at the 137th Assembly on Sharing our diversity: The 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Democracy
Carnival Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 09:30 - 13:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
ASGP 10:00 - 12:30 ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
ASGP14:30 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on Promoting enhanced international cooperation on the SDGs, in particular on the financial inclusion of women as a driver of development
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 14:30 – 18:30 Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 18:30 Possible drafting committee on the emergency item*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 16:30 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Other events 17:00 - 18:30 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Gender Partnership Group*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Other events 09:00 - 11:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 13:00 Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
-    Debate on Parliamentary follow-up on the SDGs in preparation for the 2017 session of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development, and
-    Panel discussion on the main theme of the 2017 UN HLPF: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 12:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on Act now for adolescents: The role of parliamentarians in promoting adolescent health and well-being
Carnival Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 10:00 - 12:30 Executive Committee*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
ASGP 10:00 – 12:30 ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 14:00 – 16:00 Interactive debate on ”Parliaments in the digital era”. Parliamentarians and social networks: Making effective use of social media
Carnival Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 16:00 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Adoption of the draft resolution on Promoting enhanced international cooperation on the SDGs, in particular on the financial inclusion of women as a driver of development
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
ASGP 14:30 – 17:30 ASGP Meeting
Harmony Hall (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 14:30 – 18:30 Assembly
- Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item, and
- Conclusion of the General Debate
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Committee/Panel 16:30 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Adoption of the draft resolution on The role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States
Celebrity Hall (first floor, BICC)
Other events 16:30 - 18:30 Bureau of Women Parliamentarians*
Windy Town (first floor, BICC)
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Assembly/Council 09:30 – 13:00 Governing Council
- Decisions on the human rights of MPs, and
- Reports of specialized meetings
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
Other events 14:00 - 15:30 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights*
Green View 2 (first floor, BICC)
Assembly/Council 14:30 Governing Council
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)
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
Hall of Fame (ground floor, BICC)

*In camera meeting

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