|Item 1||Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 138th Assembly|
|Item 2||Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda|
|Item 3||General Debate on the theme Strengthening the global regime for migrants and refugees: the need for evidence-based policy solutions|
|Item 4||Sustaining peace as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development
(Standing Committee on Peace and International Security)
Engaging the private sector in implementing the SDGs, especially on renewable energy
|Item 6||Reports of the Standing Committees|
|Item 7||Approval of the subject items for the Standing Committees on Peace and International Security and for the Standing Committee on Trade, Finance and Sustainable Development at the 140th IPU Assembly and appointment of the Rapporteurs|
|Item 8||Amendments to the IPU Statutes and Rules|
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(d) The subject of a proposal that has been withdrawn by its authors or rejected by the Assembly cannot be included in the draft resolution submitted on the emergency item, unless it is clearly referred to in the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.
The 138th Assembly of the IPU will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24-28 March 2018. 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 meet on this occasion.
The agenda is rich and comprehensive, covering key issues such as strengthening the parliamentary contribution to the global compact for migration, sustaining peace as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development, tackling women’s underrepresentation in politics, engaging the private sector in the development of renewable energy, and building sustainable and resilient societies.
Online registration for IPU Member Parliaments, Associate Members and Permanent Observers is now open.
Sub-amendments submitted by the Russian Federation
Sub-amendments submitted by Benin
Sub-amendments submitted by Egypt
Sub-amendments submitted by France
Sub-amendments submitted by Fiji
Sub-amendments submitted by Portugal
Sub-amendments submitted by Zambia
Responses from delegations
Response submitted by Belgium
Response submitted by Japan
Response submitted by Sweden
Response submitted by Uruguay
Response submitted by China
Response submitted by Finland
Response submitted by Cameroon
Response submitted by Switzerland