Emergency item

138th Assembly and related meetings
24 - 28 Mar 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland
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Requests for inclusion of an emergency item

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(d) The subject of a proposal that has been withdrawn by its authors or rejected by the Assembly cannot be included in the draft resolution submitted on the emergency item, unless it is clearly referred to in the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.

Emergency item adopted by the Assembly

List of requests for inclusion of an emergency item

Request submitted by the delegation of Palestine (28 February 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of Kuwait (6 March 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of Bahrain (7 March 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of Turkey (19 March 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of Israel (22 March 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of Sweden (24 March 2018)​

Request submitted by the delegations of Palestine, Kuwait, Bahrain and Turkey (25 March 2018)

Request submitted by the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (25 March 2018)