Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Union interparlementaire (UIP)
Unión Interparlamentaria
Interparlamentarische Union

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Proposal adopted June 1888. Founded 31 Oct 1889, Paris (France), on the initiative of French and British parliamentarians, with the aim of promoting international arbitration. Original title: Inter-Parliamentary Conference for International Arbitration -- Conférence interparlementaire pour l'arbitrage international. Headquarters: up to 1911, Bern (Switzerland); 1911 to 1914, Brussels (Belgium); 1914 to 1920, Oslo (Norway); since 1921, Geneva (Switzerland). Statutes adopted 1922, at Vienna conference and modified at subsequent conferences. Current statutes adopted 1976, revised Oct 1983, and amended Apr 2003, Oct 2013 and Mar 2016. Statutes and Rules made gender neutral at conference, 1996, Beijing (China).


As the global organization of national parliaments, work to safeguard peace and drive positive democratic change through political dialogue and concrete action; strengthen and support national parliaments; promote internationally agreed standards and guidelines for the working and practices of parliaments; ensure that parliaments, as the representatives of citizens, are plugged into global decision-making processes and consequently works closely with the United Nations and other partners.

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2018 Geneva, Switzerland – Assembly

2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Annual Session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO

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Relations with 31 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 169 countries
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15. Nov 2016
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