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IPU President addresses International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace

Parliament for Tolerance

Group picture with President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE ©FNC

On 27 March, IPU President, Duarte Pacheco addressed the Ninth Plenary Session of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, hosted by the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates.

With the backdrop of war in Ukraine, the President recalled the IPU’s foundational values of dialogue and political cooperation as a means of resolving conflicts and building peace.

He called for parliamentary dialogue and diplomacy to help de-escalate present tensions and referred to the recent resolution Peaceful resolution of the war in Ukraine, respecting international law, the Charter of the United Nations and territorial integrity, adopted by consensus by the 144th IPU Assembly in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

The International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace is a permanent observer of the IPU. It is the legislative arm of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, created in 2017 to contribute to the promotion of a culture of tolerance among the peoples and nations of the world.