MPs to Attend IPU Assembly

MPs to Attend IPU AssemblyMPs to Attend IPU Assembly

A parliamentary delegation is due to participate in the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Vietnam to be held from March 28 to April 1.

The delegation, headed by Ahmadreza Dastgheib, deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, is scheduled to hold meetings with high-ranking political and parliamentary officials from other countries on the sidelines of the assembly, ICANA reported on Wednesday.

The event will host over 120 delegations from national parliaments of the member states.

It will focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals, cyber war as a serious threat to the world's peace and security, water shortage problem and managing water resources in the world, women's and children's health, democracy in the digital age, the United Nations' achievements and challenges since its establishment and AIDS in the world.

Iran has proposed a topic on the role of the IPU in the fight against the growing threat of terrorism to be discussed at the event and has asked other attending parliaments to take serious and practical measures to help promote anti-terrorism campaign.

The IPU assembly is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the union on political issues.

It brings together lawmakers to study international problems and make recommendations for action.

The IPU was founded in 1889. The national parliaments of 162 countries are members of the IPU, and 10 regional parliamentary assemblies are associate members.

The union has permanent observer status at the United Nations and general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.