Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU)

Characteristics
History: 

Created in 1889 on the initiative of two parliamentarians and men of peace, William Randal Cremer (United Kingdom) and Frédéric Passy (France), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was the first permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations. The IPU was also instrumental in setting up what is now the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
(More information about the history of the IPU)

Publications: 

The Inter-Parliamentary Union regularly publishes books, periodicals, handbooks, as well as different reports and surveys on topics such as democracy, peace and security, human rights, women in politics and education. The electronic newsletter E-bulletin is also available online.

Organization: 

The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments. It is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.

Inventory: 

IPU maintains two databases: PARLINE - the Union's database of information on national parliaments and the specialized bibliographic database "Women in Politics".

Postal address
Postfach 330
5, chemin du Pommier
1218
Genève
Switzerland
Contact
Phone number: 
+41 22 919 41 50
Statistics
Review Date: 
03.08.2017