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142nd Assembly and related meetings

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Geneva
Switzerland

Summary

The 142nd Assembly of the IPU will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16-20 April 2020. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, as well as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young MPs, will meet on this occasion.

The title of the General debate is: Parliamentary leadership for a people-centred economy: Work and well-being, inclusion and sustainability for the twenty-first century.

Documents in Spanish (the translation is the responsibility of the GRULAC Secretariat) / Documentos en español (La traducción es responsabilidad de la Secretaría del GRULAC)

Date Action 
27 March 2020 Deadline for Member Parliaments to submit written amendments to the draft resolution.
16-19 April 2020 Committee meets to debate, amend and adopt the draft resolution. Co-rapporteurs present the draft resolution and provide advice throughout the drafting process.
20 April 2020 142nd IPU Assembly formally adopts the resolution.

- Sub-Committee on Finance
(Closed meeting)
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters

- Gender Partnership Group
(Closed meeting)
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
- Beginning of Registration Lobby, CICG
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG

- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Committee on Middle East Questions
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Group of Facilitators for Cyprus
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Break out Group of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Joint Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Geopolitical Groups and the Presidents of the Standing Committees
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Hearings of the Advisory Group on Health on implementation of the IPU resolution on universal health coverage
English only
(Closed meeting)
Room 15, level -1, CICG
- Finalization of Declaration on Parliamentary Diplomacy Room 18, level -1, CICG

- Assembly Steering Committee
(Closed meeting)
VIP Lounge, level 3, CICG
- Governing Council Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Debate on the draft resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Debate and start of drafting in plenary on the draft resolution on Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Assembly: Start of the General Debate
Theme: Parliamentary leadership for a people-centred economy: Work and well-being, inclusion and sustainability for the twenty-first century
Room 1, level 1, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Advisory Group on Health
English only
(Closed meeting)
Room 15, level -1, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Assembly: General Debate Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Assembly: Decision on the emergency item Room 1, level 1, CICG
18:00 - Reception offered by Switzerland Events area, level 1, CICG

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Assembly: Debate on the emergency item Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Completion of drafting in plenary of the resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on the draft resolution to be adopted at the 143rd Assembly on Legislation worldwide to combat online sexual child exploitation
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Speakers’ Dialogue
Roundtable
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate Room 1, level 1, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Committee on Middle East Questions
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Possible drafting committee on the emergency item
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Drafting in plenary of the resolution on Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Joint meeting of the Gender Partnership Group, Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and Board of Young Parliamentarians Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG

- Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Debate on Parliamentary follow-up on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in preparation for the 2020 session of the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development; and Panel discussion on the main theme of the 2020 HLPF: Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Gender Partnership Group
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Panel discussion on The influence of the Internet on democracy
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Workshop on Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1) Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Bureau elections
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
- ASGP Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Assembly
Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item, and Conclusion of the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
- High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
(Closed meeting)
Salle Genève, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Adoption of the draft resolution on Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Salle Lausanne, CCV Annexe building, CICG
- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Adoption of the draft resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
Room 2, level 0, CICG
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG

- Governing Council
Decisions on the human rights of MPs; and Reports of specialized meetings
Room 1, level 1, CICG
- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Room 18, level -1, CICG
- Citizen participation in the work of parliaments. Challenges, opportunities and good practices
Joint IPU-ASGP session in preparation of the next Global Parliamentary Report
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
- Workshop on Climate Change Room 18, level -1, CICG
14:30 - Governing Council Room 1, level 1, CICG
At the end of the Governing Council Assembly
Adoption of resolutions; Reports of the Standing Committees; Outcome document of the General debate; and Closing sitting.
Room 1, level 1, CICG

Agenda

1. Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 142nd Assembly

2. Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda

3. General Debate on the theme Parliamentary leadership for a people-centred economy: Work and well-being, inclusion and sustainability for the twenty-first century

4. Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
(Standing Committee on Peace and International Security)

5. Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production
(Standing Committee on Sustainable Development)

6. Reports of the Standing Committees

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 144th Assembly and appointment of the Rapporteurs

8. Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules