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139th IPU

Posted on :17 October 2018

During the weeklong Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly and other meetings, the Hon. Members attended the Governing Council, General Debate, Forum of Young Parliamentarians, Forum of Women Parliamentarians as well as the Standing Committee meetings on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade and on Democracy and Human Rights.

The Secretary General of the National Council attended the meetings of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP).

Five Emergency items were submitted at the IPU, out of which two proposals were withdrawn by the proponents and three went to vote at the General Assembly. The proposal by Fiji on “Climate Change – Let us not cross the line” received the maximum votes in favour and qualified for inclusion as an emergency item in the agenda. The Assembly unanimously supported the resolutions submitted by the drafting committee.

The Bhutanese Parliamentary delegation also exchanged greetings with the Hon’ble Speakers of India and Bangladesh.

At the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union event this week, delegates from nearly 130 countries including over 50 Speakers of Parliament, 40 Deputy Speakers and 700 MPs are in attendance. Nearly 20 percent are young MPs under 45, and 33 percent are women.

The 139th IPU concludes tomorrow.

News Courtesy: Hon'ble Kesang Chuki Dorjee

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