Majlis Speaker to Attend IPU Meeting

Majlis Speaker to Attend IPU Meeting Majlis Speaker to Attend IPU Meeting

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani will attend the 131st IPU Assembly to be held from October 12 to 16 in Geneva.

Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to the parliament speaker, said this year a wide range of subjects including "achieving gender equality and ending violence against women" will be debated.

He said Iran has proposed "gender equity" instead of "gender equality".

Sheikholeslam also said, "The parliament speaker is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday… separate meetings with other delegates are also planned," IRNA reported.   

"The Iranian delegation will comprise seven MPs including one woman."

Established in 1889, the union is the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue.  The IPU works closely with the United Nations. It also cooperates with international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The IPU includes 145 parliament member states which convene assemblies twice a year (in the spring and autumn) every time in a different country. The organization is financed primarily by its members and has its headquarters in Geneva.