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Inter-Parliamentary Union

  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) addressed Members of Parliament at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament.

Key Points

  • About:
    • IPU is an international organisation of national parliaments. It was established in 1889 in Paris.
      • It was founded by statesmen Frédéric Passy of France and William Randal Cremer of the United Kingdom.
    • It works with close co-operation with the United Nation (UN), regional parliamentary organisations, international intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations for the arbitration of conflict.
    • It is a unique platform for observing political opinions and trends around the world.
  • Aim:
    • To promote parliamentary dialogue world-wide and works for peace and cooperation among the peoples.
    • To promote democratic governance, accountability, and cooperation among its members.
  • Slogan:
    • For democracy. For everyone
  • Functions:
    • Promoting parliamentary action by addressing international concerns in six main areas:
      • Representative democracy.
      • Peace and security.
      • Sustainable development.
      • Human rights and humanitarian law.
      • Women in politics.
      • Education, science, and culture.
  • Members:
    • 179 countries are members of the IPU.
    • 13 regional parliamentary assemblies are associate members.
    • India is a member.
  • Headquarters:
    • Geneva, Switzerland.

Source:TH

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