The 142nd IPU Assembly
will take place online from 24-27 May, bringing together hundreds of parliamentarians and experts in the world's biggest platform for parliamentary dialogue.
The Assembly will focus on the overall theme of “Overcoming the pandemic today and building a better tomorrow: the role of parliaments”.
In the weeks leading up to the Assembly, the IPU's statutory bodies will contribute to the theme, including the Forum of Women Parliamentarians, the Forum of Young Parliamentarians as well as four thematic Standing Committees made up of parliamentarians from all regions. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians will also meet in advance of the Assembly to consider what actions to take to defend hundreds of persecuted parliamentarians from dozens of countries.
For the first time, the IPU Assembly will stream on a dedicated virtual event platform offering access to participants from around the world.