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143rd Assembly and related meetings

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Madrid
Spain

Summary

Press release- 30/11/2021

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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.

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Documents in Spanish (the translation is the responsibility of the GRULAC Secretariat)

- Beginning of Registration Salon Blanco, Pullman Hotel (opposite the Palacio Municipal)Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Executive Committee
(preceded by virtual sittings of the Executive Committee during the weeks leading up to the Assembly)
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)

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

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

- Assembly Steering Committee
(Closed meeting)
Hall Shangai, 4th floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Governing Council Hall 3, IFEMA
- 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, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Debate on the draft resolution, Legislation worldwide to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Group of Facilitators for Cyprus
(Closed meeting)
Hall Amsterdam, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly: Start of the General Debate
Contemporary challenges to democracy: Overcoming division and building community
Hall 3, IFEMA
- Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly: General Debate Hall 3, IFEMA
- Advisory Group on Health (English only)
(Closed meeting)
Hall Amsterdam, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Drafting in plenary of the draft resolution
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU Hall Madrid, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly
Decision on the emergency item
Hall 3, IFEMA

- Bureau of the Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development
(Closed meeting)
Hall Madrid, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly
09:00 – 10:00 - Debate on the emergency item
10:00 – 13:00 - Continuation of the General Debate
Hall 3, IFEMA
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Completion of drafting in plenary of the draft resolution
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Workshop on climate change Hall Madrid, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Working Group on Science and Technology
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- ASGP Meeting Hall Paris, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- 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, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly
Continuation of the General Debate
15.00-15.30- Special segment on youth participation and gender equality
Hall 3, IFEMA
- Possible drafting committee on the emergency item
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
Workshop Workshop on interfaith dialogue Hall Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)

- Gender Partnership Group
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Parity debate Hall Madrid, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- ASGP
Visit of the Senate of Spain
- Assembly: Continuation of the General Debate Hall 3, IFEMA
- Executive Committee
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- 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, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Open session of the Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law
Supporting a mine-free world: Universalization and implementation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- 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 Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Committee on Middle East Questions
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Berlin, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Assembly
- Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item,
- Conclusion of the General Debate
Hall 3, IFEMA
- 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, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Workshop (joint IPU - ASGP - UNDP event)
Public engagement in the work of parliaments: Challenges, opportunities and good practices
Hall Paris, 1st floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Adoption of the draft resolution
Hall Roma, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)

- Bureau of Women Parliamentarians
(Closed meeting)
Hall Londres, 2nd floor, Palacio Municipal (IFEMA)
- Governing Council
- Decisions on the human rights of MPs, and
- Reports of specialized meetings
Hall 3, IFEMA
- Governing Council Hall 3, IFEMA
- 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 3, IFEMA

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

Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law

Forum of Women Parliamentarians

Forum of Young Parliamentarians

Other meetings

Emergency Item

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: Harnessing global parliamentary support for vaccine equity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Assembly / Assemblée  
Country / Pays
 
Name / Nom Language / Langue
His Majesty Felipe VI of Spain, King of Spain / Sa Majesté Felipe VI, Roi d’Espagne English / Français / Español
Mr. Duarte Pacheco, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) / M. Duarte Pacheco, Présidente de l'Union Interparlementaire (UIP) English / Français
Ms. Meritxell Batet Lamaña, President of the Congress of Deputies, The Cortes English / Français / Español
Mr. Ander Gil García, President of the Senate, The Cortes / M. Ander Gil García, Président du Sénat espagnol English / Français / Español
Ms. Isabel Diaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid / Mme Isabel Diaz Ayuso, Présidente de la Communauté de Madrid English / Français / Español
Mr. António Guterres, Secrétaire général of the United Nations / M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies English / Français
Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly / Président de l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies English / Français
Andorra / Andorre Ms. / Mme Meritxell Palmitjavila, Vice President of the General Council / Vice-Présidente du Conseil général Français
Austria / Autriche Mr. / M. Reinhold Lopatka, Member of the National Council / Membre du Conseil national English
Austria / Autriche Mr. / M. David Stögmüller, Member of the National Council / Membre du Conseil national English
Azerbaijan / Azerbaïdjan Ms. / Mme Sahiba Gafarova, Chairwoman of the National Assembly / Présidente de l'Assemblée nationale English
Belgium / Belgique Mr. / M. Samuel Cogolati, Member of the Chamber of Representatives / Membre de la Chambre des Représentants Français
Botswana Ms. / Mme Nnanki.W.T Makwinja, Member of National Assembly / Membre de l'Assemblée nationale English
Burkina Faso Mr. / M. Bation Nestor Bassiere, Vice President of the National Assembly / Vice-Président de l’Assemblée nationale Français
Brazil / Brésil Mr. / M. Attila Lins, Member of the Chamber of Deputies / Membre de la Chambre des Députés Portuguese
Cabo Verde Mr. / M. Austelino Tavares Correia, Speaker of the National Assembly / Président de l’Assemblée nationale Español
Cambodia / Cambodge Mr. / M. Yang Sem, Member of Senate, Head of the Delegation / Membre du Sénat, Chef de la Délégation English
Canada Mr. / M. David McGuinty, President of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union / Président du Groupe canadien de l’Union interparlementaire English / Français
Cyprus / Chypre Mr. / M. Averof Neofytou, Member of the House of Representatives / Membre de la Chambre des représentants English
Denmark / Danemark Denmark / Danemark – Ms. / Mme Jane Heitmann, Member of the Danish Parliament / Membre du Parlement danois English
Ecuador / Équateur Ms. / Mme Wilma Andrade, Member of the National Assembly, Leader of the delegation / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale, chef de la délégation Español
Estonia / Estonie Mr. / M. Toomas Kivimägi, Head of the IPU Estonia group / Chef du groupe estonien de l’UIP English
Finland Ms. / Mme Heli Järvinen, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Gambia (The) / Gambie Mr. / M. Momodou Lamin LK. Sanneh, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly / Vice -président de l’Assemblée nationale English
Germany / Allemagne Mr. / M. Till Mansmann, Member of the German Bundestag / Membre du Bundestag allemand English
Georgia / Géorgie Mr. / M. Kakha Kuchava, Speaker of Parliament / Président du Parlement English
Guinea-Bissau / Guinée-Bissau Ms. / Mme Djalo Nandingna, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Greece / Grèce Mr. / M. Stefanos Gkikas, Member of the Hellenic Parliament / Membre du Parlement hellénique English
Indonesia / Indonésie Mr. / M. Fadli Zon, Member of the House of Representatives / Membre de la Chambre des Représentants English
Ireland / Irlande Mr. / M. Pádraig O’Sullivan, Member of the House of Representatives / Membre de la Chambre des Représentants English
Kenya M. Kiarie John Wawedu, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Kenya Mr. / M. Kenneth Lusaka, Speaker of the Senate / Président du Sénat English
Kenya Mme Jacqueline Oduol, Member of the National Assembly / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale English
Latvia / Lettonie Mr. / M. Gundars Daudze, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Liechtenstein Mr. / M. Albert Frick, President of the Landtag / Président du Landtag English
Lithuania / Lituanie Ms. / Mme Guoda Burokienė - Member of Parliament, Leader of the Delegation / Membre du Parlement, chef de la délégation English
Madagascar Mr. / M. Miarintsoa Andriantsitonta Rakotomalala, Member of the National Assembly / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale Français
Malta / Malte Mr. / M. Angelo Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives / Président de la Chambre des Représentants English
Montenegro / Monténégro Ms. / Mme. Jovanka Bogavac, Head of the Delegation / Chef de la délégation English
Morocco / Maroc Mr. / M. Rachid Talbi Alami, Speaker of the House of Representatives / Président de la Chambre des représentants English, Français, Español
Mozambique Mr. / M. Eduardo Mulembwe, Member of the Assembly of the Republic / Membre de l’Assemblée de la République English
Namibia / Namibie Mr. / M. Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly / Président de l’Assemblée nationale English
Nepal / Népal Mr. / M. Agni Prasad Sapkota, Speaker of the House of Representatives / Président de la Chambre des Représentants English
Niger Mr. / M. Mahamadou Karidio, Member of National Assembly / Membre de l'Assemblée nationale Français
North Macedonia / Macédoine du Nord Mr. / M. Talat Xhaferi, President of the Assembly of the Republic / Président de l'Assemblée de la République English
Norway / Norvège Mr. / M. Even Eriksen, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Pakistan Mr. / M. Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly / Président de l’Assemblée nationale English
Panama Ms. / Mme Alina González, Member of the National Assembly, Leader of the delegation / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale, chef de la délégation Español
Peru / Pérou Mr. / M. Wilson Soto Palacios, Member of Parliament / Membre du Parlement Español
Philippines Philippines - Ms. / Mme Pia Cayetano, Member of the Senate / Membre du Sénat English
Romania / Roumanie Mr. / M. Daniel Florea, Member of the Chamber of Deputies / Membre de la Chambre des députés English
Republic of Korea / République de Corée Mr. / M. Byeong-seug Park, Speaker of the National Assembly / Président de l’Assemblée nationale English
Sao Tome and Principe / Sao Tomé-et-Principe Mr. / M. Delfin Das Neves, Speaker of the National Assembly / Président de l’Asseblée nationale Portuguese
Seychelles Mr. / M. William Waven, Member of the National Assembly / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale English
Slovenia / Slovenie Mr. / M. Branislav Rajić, Member of the National Assembly, Head of the Delegation / Membre de l'Assemblée nationale, Chef de la Délégation English
South Sudan / Soudan du Sud Ms. / Mme Jemma Nunu Kumba, Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly / Présidente de l’Assemblée législative nationale de transition English
Arab Parliament / Parlement arabe Mr. / M. Adel Bin Abdul Rahman Al Asoomi, Speaker of the Arab Parliament / Président du Parlement arabe English
East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) / Assemblée legislative est-africaine Mr. / M. Karoli Martin Ngoga, Speaker / Président English
South Africa / Afrique du Sud Ms. / Mme Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Speaker of the National Assembly / Présidente de l’Assemblée nationale English
Suriname Mr. / M. Asiskumar Gajadien - Member of the National Assembly / Membre de l’Assemblée nationale English
Switzerland / Suisse Ms. / Mme Laurence Fehlmann Rielle – Member of the House of Commons / Membre du National Council Français
Uganda / Ouganda Ms. / Mme Anita Annet Among, Speaker of the National Assembly / Présidente de l ’Assemblée nationale English
Ukraine Ms. / Mme Lesia Vasylenko, Member of the Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Ukraine Ms. / Mme Alona Shkrum, Member of the Parliament / Membre du Parlement English
Ukraine Ukraine - Ms. / Mme Olga Rudenko - Member of Parliament, Leader of the delegation / Membre du Parlement, chef de la délégation English
United Kingdom / Royaume-Uni Ms. / Mme Harriett Baldwin / Member of the House of Commons / Membre de la Chambre des Communes English
Uruguay Mr. / M. Germán Coutinho, Member of the Senate / Membre du Sénat Español
Observers
Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) / Assemblée parlementaire asiatique - Mr. / M. Mohammad Reza Majidi, Secretary General / Secrétaire général English
Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) / Assemblée parlementaire de la méditerranée - Mr. / M. Gennaro Migliore, PAM President / Président de l’Assemblée parlementaire de la Méditerranée English
Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria / Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme Mr. / M. Scott Boule, Senior Specialist, Parliamentary Affairs / Spécialiste principal, Affaires parlementaires English
Sovereign order of Malta / Ordre souverain de Malte Mr. / M. Daniele Verga, Diplomatic Adviser of the Grand Chancellor / Conseiller diplomatique du Grand Chancelier English

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