Elections to choose the president of the inter-parliamentary union (IPU) are underway with the results expected to be announced by 4th November. The Slogan of IPU is “For Democracy, For Everyone”. India opposed the candidature of Pakistan in the Union. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday congratulated Portugal Member of Parliament Duarte Pacheco for being elected as President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). In a letter co-signed with the, The IPU is calling on Speakers of Parliaments to promote national action and investment to advance universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Case postale 330 Mr. Pacheco takes over from Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, a Mexican parliamentarian, who has just concluded her three-year mandate. Between the two world wars, the IPU intensified its work in the field of peaceful settlement of international disputes. It was established in 1889. HE President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Representative Duarte Pacheco, met with ambassador of Qatar to the Portugal Saad bin Ali al-Binali al-Mohannadi. Discover the new IPU President Duarte Pacheco’s campaign speech during the virtual election for the presidency on 1 November 2020. He has held different functions in Parliament, including as a Member of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Portuguese Communities. Pakistan faced a major embarrassment at the Inter Parliament Union. Duarte Pacheco was elected President for a three-year term defeating candidates from Pakistan, Uzbekistan (Akmal Saidov, First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber) and Canada (Salma Ataullahjan, Senator) during the ongoing virtual session of the Governing Council of IPU. Can the Security Council be made to work more effectively? It has been endless; as societies sacrifice freedoms to subdue, Mr Duarte Pacheco, a Portuguese Member of Parliament since 1991, was elected to the IPU Presidency in an historic virtual vote in November, winning 56 per cent of the votes in the first round. We bring a parliamentary dimension to United Nations processes to ensure international commitments become national realities. The IPU facilitates parliamentary diplomacy and empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development around the world. The second Standing Committee works on Sustainable Development and the third standing committee works on democracy and human rights. The term of the Duarte Pacheco will be from 2020-2023. Parliamentary systems fall into two categories: bicameral and unicameral. In other business, the IPU’s Governing Council adopted an IPU budget and programme of work for 2021. There are three standing committees of IPU. In his first video interview for. Portugal MP Duarte Pacheco elected as President of IPU, defeats candidates from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Canada In a setback for Pakistan, chairman of its Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani lost in the election to the post of President of Inter Parliamentary Union to Portugal Member of Parliament Duarte Pacheco. The first standing Committee works on peace and international security. He will serve as the president of the union between 2020 and 2023. India belongs to Asia Pacific. Duarte Pacheco was elected President for a three-year term defeating candidates from Pakistan, Uzbekistan (Akmal Saidov, First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber) and Canada (Salma Ataullahjan, Senator) during the ongoing virtual session of the Governing Council of IPU. India was represented by the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla at the session. Over the past 25 years, the Presidency has been held by prominent parliamentarians from Egypt, Spain, India, Chile, Italy, Namibia, Morocco, Bangladesh, Mexico, and now Portugal. The main purpose of the union is to promote democratic governance, cooperation and accountability. They are first Standing Committee, Second Standing Committee and Third Standing Committee. United States of America, © Copyright IPU 2021, Terms of use & Privacy statement. On November 2, 2020, Duarte Pacheco was elected as the new President of Inter Parliamentary Union. We create the global space for parliamentary diplomacy, dialogue and networking. He has held different functions in Parliament, including as a Member of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Portuguese Communities. The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments. IPU membership is made up of 179 national parliaments. The IPU President is the political head of the organization who chairs its statutory meetings and represents the organization at global events. The new IPU president Duarte Pacheco was elected with 56 per cent of the vote in a single round voting. • The election process to elect the new IPU President took place through remote electronic Mr. Duarte Pacheco has been elected as the 30th President of the IPU after an unprecedented online election during an extraordinary virtual session of the IPU’s Governing Council, its main decision-making body made up of parliamentarians from around the world. There are six Geo Political Groups of IPU. IPU - फोटो : ANI . Portugal MP, Duarte Pacheco has won the elections for the post the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla congratulated Pacheco for his election as President of IPU. Briefing for MPs on UN processes 3: Reforming the Security Council: When? National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, has congratulated Duarte Pacheco on his election as President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – the world’s oldest and largest global parliamentary forum. We support parliaments in implementing the SDGs with a particular focus on health and climate change. Duarte Pacheco has been elected as the new President of Inter Parliamentary Union on November 2, 2020. The new IPU President, Mr. Pacheco said, “I believe that the IPU is the ideal forum to reach the goals of success we want for humanity: a world with more equality, social cohesion, peace, better environmental quality, and which can address, in unity, the global challenges we are now facing.”. Discover the world's national. National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, has congratulated Duarte Pacheco on his election as President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – the world’s oldest and largest global parliamentary forum. CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex 336 East 45th Street, Tenth Floor India was represented by the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla at the session. New Delhi [India], November 3 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday congratulated Portugal Member of Parliament Duarte Pacheco for being elected as President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). It also defends the human rights of parliamentarians through a dedicated committee made up of MPs from around the world. According to officials, India is set to oppose Pakistan’s candidature and may back Portugal’s Duarte Pacheco or Akmal Saidov from Uzbekistan over Muhammad Sanjrani from Pakistan. पढ़ें अमर उजाला ई-पेपर ... world international portugal mp duarte pacheco pakistan uzbekistan canada president of ipu. Geneva, 2 November 2020: Mr. Duarte Pacheco has been elected as the 30th President of the IPU after an unprecedented online election during an extraordinary virtual session of the IPU’s Governing Council, its main decision-making body made up of parliamentarians from around the world. Victory day is celebrated in many countries of the world on May 8 and 9. 30/12/2020 to 30/12/2020 SG Martin Chungong welcomes IPU President Duarte Pacheco to IPU Headquiarters in geneva in December 2020 amind huge challnges for the IPU, national parliaments and global community created by the COVID-19 global pandemic. An independent auditor verified the integrity of the election process and outcome. IPU President & SG celebrate resilience of democracy, its values and institutions in 2020. We help parliaments fight terrorism, cyber warfare and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The parliamentarians voted in a secret ballot through a secure online platform. In a message to Pacheco, Birla said “Your success in the election is a success of your vision of strengthening parliamentary diplomacy.” We help strengthen parliaments to make them more effective and representative. In this section, discover the IPU's knowledge bank for and about parliaments. In a message to Pacheco, Birla said, "Your success in the election is a success of your vision of strengthening parliamentary diplomacy." Twice a year, the IPU convenes over 1,500 parliamentary delegates and partners in a world assembly, bringing a parliamentary dimension to global governance, including the work of the United Nations and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Previous IPU Presidents have gone on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The election process to elect the new IPU President took place through remote electronic secret ballot, with a 24-hour window for casting votes. Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union. It has a four fold structure namely Governing Council, Assembly, Executive Committee, IPU President, Secretariat. Over 40 per cent of voting members were women MPs and 27 per cent were under 45, both records for the IPU. The previous president of the Inter Parliamentary Union was Mexican MP Gabriela Cuevas Barron. The IPU Governing Council elects the IPU President for a term of three years. Throughout the year, the IPU and its Members organize many events for parliamentarians to exchange good practices, acquire the latest information and identify avenues for action. It was founded more than 130 years ago as the first multilateral political organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations. ", IPU President Duarte Pacheco's campaign speech, IPU reiterates calls to eliminate nuclear weapons, IPU urges Speakers of Parliament to commit to universal health coverage, Presidential Statement for Victory in Europe Day, Common Principles for Support to Parliaments, Declaration on Criteria for Free and Fair Elections, IPU as a knowledge hub for women in politics, Women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, Conflict prevention, peacebuilding & reconciliation, Countering terrorism and violent extremism, Committee on Peace and International Security, Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade, Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law, High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism. With four candidates on the ballot, the new IPU President was elected with 56 per cent of the vote in a single round of voting. 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