What is the IPU?
The IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference) is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues. It brings together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action.
By using the buttons below, you can consult a chronological list of past Assembly and Conference venues, browse through the texts of resolutions of the most recent of them, take a detailed look at the deliberations of the last Assembly, and learn about the agenda and programme of the forthcoming one.
Delegations attending IPU Assemblies customarily include MPs from all parties. The Assembly meets twice a year (in the spring and autumn) and is held each time in a different country, providing participants with an opportunity to see various national realities.
Four plenary Standing Committees, functioning in accordance with their own Rules, assist the Assembly in its work. The Standing Committees are:
The 134th Assembly will take place in Lusaka (Zambia), from 19 to 23 March 2016. It will be followed by the 135th Assembly, to be held Geneva, from 23 to 27 October 2016.