At the invitation of the National Assembly of Angola, the 147th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Luanda, Angola, from Monday, 23 to Friday, 27 October 2023.
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 Governing Council will be invited to elect a new IPU President at its session in Luanda.
The General Debate will focus on the overall theme of Parliamentary action for peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16) and provide a platform for delegates to deliberate, exchange views and galvanize parliamentary action in this area. 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 Orphanage trafficking: The role of parliaments in reducing harm. The Assembly is expected to conclude with the adoption of an outcome document on the overall theme of the General Debate.