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International Day of Parliamentarism and IPU's anniversary

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On 30 June 2020, the IPU and the parliamentary community will celebrate the third edition of International Day of Parliamentarism and the anniversary of the foundation of the IPU.

The IPU was founded 131 years ago on 30 June 1889 by a handful of parliamentarians as the first political multilateral organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations.

Under the umbrella slogan of "130 years of empowering parliamentarians", the IPU and its Members have celebrated the milestone throughout the past year in a number of different ways around the world.

This year, despite the pandemic, IPU Member Parliaments are also finding creative ways to celebrate International Day of Parliamentarism.

The date of 30 June 2020 will mark the official end of the IPU's 130th anniversary. The day will be an opportunity for the IPU and its Member Parliaments to reinforce the message that the world needs its parliaments more than ever before - to put in the place the legislation and the budgets to respond to the health and economic crisis, to protect vulnerable people, to scrutinize government action and to help build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on how you can celebrate International Day of Parliamentarism, contact press@ipu.org.