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142nd IPU Assembly

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Summary

Virtual format, April / May 2021

At its meeting on 18 January 2021, the IPU Executive Committee decided that, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, the 142nd IPU Assembly would be held during the week of 24 May 2021 in virtual format. In order to examine the implications of such an unprecedented virtual Assembly and to find the best possible solutions, the Executive Committee decided to set up a Working Group composed of representatives of the geopolitical groups, the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians, and supported by the IPU Secretariat. The Working Group has examined relevant aspects relating to the virtual session of the Assembly and put forward its findings and recommendations for consideration by the Executive Committee. These recommendations, once reviewed and endorsed by the Executive Committee, will be submitted for approval by the Governing Council.

While the Assembly itself will take place during the week of 24 May 2021, it will be preceded by meetings of the Standing Committees, the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young Parliamentarians, and the other subsidiary bodies of the Governing Council, in the weeks leading up to the Assembly. The Assembly will focus on the overall theme of “Overcoming the pandemic today and building a better tomorrow: the role of parliaments”.

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

Registration and other practical information 

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Committee on Middle East Questions
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Drafting Committee on the draft resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences.
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Drafting Committee on the draft resolution on Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production.
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- ASGP Meeting
The role and organization of parliaments in a time of pandemic
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Debate on overall theme: Overcoming the pandemic today and building a better tomorrow: the role of parliaments
Zoom

- Joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development and of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs
Debate on overall theme
Zoom

- Advisory Group on Health
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on overall theme
Zoom

- Standing Committee on UN Affairs
Discussion on UN75 follow-up
Zoom

- Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Committee on Middle East questions
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Forum of Women MPs
Advancing gender equality: Covid’s impact and priorities for recovery
- Briefings on inter-parliamentary e-dialogues held in March-April
- Towards a gender-responsive post-Covid recovery
Contributing to the work of the Assembly from a gender perspective
Elections to the Bureau of Women MPs
Zoom

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Forum of Women Parliamentarians
Panel discussion: Generation equality in and through parliaments
Elections of the Bureau’s presiding officers
Zoom

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Forum of Young Parliamentarians
Contributing to the work of the 142nd Assembly from a youth perspective Parliaments, youth and COVID-19
- Briefings on intergenerational e-dialogues held in April
- Prioritizing youth empowerment in post-Covid recovery
Elections to the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
Zoom

- Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Forum of Young Parliamentarians
Panel discussions:
- A new decade of action for the IPU and parliaments on youth participation
- Launch of the Campaign
- Elections of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians (election of the President of the Board)
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Adoption of resolution on Parliamentary strategies to strengthen peace and security against threats and conflicts resulting from climate-related disasters and their consequences
Zoom
- High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Sub-Committee on Finance
(Closed meeting)
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Adoption of resolution on Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production
Zoom
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on Legislation worldwide to combat online sexual child exploitation
Zoom

- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Zoom

- Governing Council Zoom

- Governing Council Zoom

- Assembly
Interactive debate on overall theme Overcoming the pandemic today and building a better tomorrow: the role of parliaments Video messages
Zoom

- ASGP Meeting
The role and organization of parliaments in a time of pandemic
Zoom
- Assembly
Adoption of Resolutions
Reports by Standing Committees
Adoption of outcome document
Zoom

- Governing Council (if required) Zoom

Agenda

  1.  General Debate on the theme Overcoming the pandemic today and building a better tomorrow: the role of parliaments
  2.  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)
  3.  Mainstreaming digitalization and the circular economy to achieve the SDGs, particularly responsible consumption and production (Standing Committee on Sustainable Development)
  4.  Reports of the Standing Committees
  5. Approval of the subject items for the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security and for the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development for the 144th Assembly and appointment of the Rapporteurs