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Parliamentary dialogue

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The IPU was founded in 1889 to promote inter-parliamentary dialogue and diplomacy between nations. Today, we continue to provide a platform for the global parliamentary community to come together, exchange good practices and identify avenues for action.

Every year, the IPU organizes two global Assemblies either in Geneva or hosted by its Member Parliaments. The Assemblies bring together over 1,500 MPs and other delegates to address and drive change on issues on the international agenda. The Assemblies conclude with substantive outcomes aimed at enhancing peace, democracy and sustainable development.

The Assemblies are also the opportunity for hundreds of bilateral meetings between different countries. These meetings are less restrained by protocol than meetings between ministers and heads of State; they serve a useful purpose helping to build bridges between countries at the parliamentary level.

Throughout the year, we also facilitate numerous other events and meetings for parliamentarians all over the world.

Dialogue between parliamentarians
1721
Number of delegates at the last Assembly (141st in Serbia)
Gender balance at IPU Assemblies
31/69
Women/men MPs percentage ratio at the last Assembly (141st in Serbia)
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اجتماع جمعية الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي لتسليط الضوء على البرلمانات كمستجيبين مبكرين لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان

MPs from 138 countries will convene next week in Geneva to determine among other issues specific ways in which parliaments can respond effectively to serious human rights violations and their underlying causes, including human rights situations likely to lead to conflict.
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الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي يُرحب بالسفراء الجُدد من بلغاريا، وإسرائيل، وتوغو

ضمن مجموعة من زيارات المجاملة مع الممثلين الدائمين الجُدد لدى الأمم المتحدة في جنيف، التقى الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي، مارتن تشانغونغ، بالسفراء ديانا كوستادينوفا من بلغاريا، وأفيفا راز شيشتر من إسرائيل، وياكولي جونسون من توغو.
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الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي يسعى الى تنشيط الديمقراطية

IPU Members attending the 134th Assembly in Zambia (19-23 March) will address the critical question of how to rejuvenate democracy and give voice to youth. The Assembly will seek ways to reverse waning youth interest in formal politics - a
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