Shura Council Participates in Opening of IPU 146th General Assembly

11 March 2023

The Shura Council on Saturday took part in the opening of the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which is held in Bahrain over five days, with a delegation headed by Speaker of the Council HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.

Held under the theme "Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance," the work program includes several meetings of the General Assembly of the Union, meetings of the Governing Council, as well as meetings of the permanent committees, in addition to workshops and accompanying events, and coordination meetings between the Gulf, Arab and Islamic parliaments.

Parliamentary delegations will exchange views and discussions on the general topic of the General Assembly's work related to peaceful coexistence. The meetings also include consultation and exchange of viewpoints on a number of pressing issues related to cyber-attacks and crimes, reducing carbon emissions and climate change, orphan trafficking, combating misinformation, hate content, and discriminatory content in cyberspace. The General Assembly will also adopt on Sunday the emergency item that will be placed on the agenda.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is an international organization with the central goal of promoting and protecting global democracy. The IPU consists of 178 member parliaments and 14 associate members.