Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU):
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) addressed Members of Parliament at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament.
- IPU is an international organization 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 Nations (UN), regional parliamentary organizations, international intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations for the arbitration of conflict.
- It is a unique platform for observing political opinions and trends around the world.
- To promote parliamentary dialogue worldwide 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.
- 179 countries are members of the IPU.
- 13 regional parliamentary assemblies are associate members.
- India is a member.
- Geneva, Switzerland.