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143rd Assembly and related meetings

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Madrid
Spain

Summary

At the invitation of the Parliament of Spain, the 143rd Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Madrid (IFEMA Palacio Municipal) from 26 to 30 November 2021 - the first in-person Assembly since October 2019 and the subsequent onslaught of the pandemic.

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 convene during this Assembly. The General Debate will provide a platform for delegates to deliberate, exchange views and seek to galvanize parliamentary action to uphold and promote democracy around the world.

The Assembly will adopt resolutions on the emergency item and on the subject item taken up by the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights entitled Legislation worldwide to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The Assembly is expected to conclude with the adoption of an outcome document on the overall theme of the General Debate.

- Beginning of Registration Lobby, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Executive Committee
(preceded by virtual sittings of the Executive Committee during the weeks leading up to the Assembly)
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Gender Partnership Group
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Geopolitical Groups
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Breakout Group of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Forum of Women Parliamentarians Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Inaugural Ceremony Auditorium, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Assembly Steering Committee
(Closed meeting)
Hall Shangai, 4th floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Governing Council Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
Debate on the theme of the next resolution, Leveraging Information and Communication Technology as an enabler for the education sector, including in times of pandemic

Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on the draft resolution, Legislation worldwide to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Group of Facilitators for Cyprus
(Closed meeting)
Hall Amsterdam, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly: Start of the General Debate Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly: General Debate Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Advisory Group on Health (English only)
(Closed meeting)
Hall Amsterdam, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Drafting in plenary of the draft resolution
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly
Decision on the emergency item
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
(Closed meeting)
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly
09:00 – 10:00 - Debate on the emergency item
10:00 – 13:00 - Continuation of the General Debate
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Completion of drafting in plenary of the draft resolution
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Workshop on climate change Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Working Group on Science and Technology
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Expert hearing on the theme Rethinking and reframing the approach to peace processes with a view to fostering lasting peace
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly
Continuation of the General Debate
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Possible drafting committee on the emergency item
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Workshop on interfaith dialogue Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Gender Partnership Group
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Parity debate Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Democracy Workshop (organized by the Host Parliament) Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
-Panel discussion on the theme Impact of climate change on natural resources: How can parliaments ensure inclusive water access and availability?
-Elections
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Open session of the Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
- Panel discussion on the theme Parliament’s role in addressing the risks of diversion in arms transfers
- Elections
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on Middle East Questions
(Closed meeting)
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly
- Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item,
- Conclusion of the General Debate
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
- Panel discussion: The global vaccination campaign to end the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from the WHO and WTO
- Panel discussion: The UN Secretary-General’s Report on Our Common Agenda
- Elections
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Adoption of the draft resolution
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Governing Council
- Decisions on the human rights of MPs, and
- Reports of specialized meetings
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Workshop (joint IPU - ASGP - UNDP event)
Public engagement in the work of parliaments: Challenges, opportunities and good practices
Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Governing Council Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal
- Assembly
The Assembly will commence following the end of the Governing Council
- Adoption of resolutions
- Reports of the Standing Committees
- Outcome document of the General Debate, and
- Closing sitting
Hall 1, ground floor, IFEMA Palacio Municipal

Documents

Assembly

Governing Council

Standing Committee on Peace and International Security

Standing Committee on Sustainable Development

Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights

Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs

Forum of Women Parliamentarians

Forum of Young Parliamentarians