Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh to lead Indian delegation at the 145th IPU Assembly in Rwanda
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh will lead the 12 member Indian Parliamentary delegation to the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
The 145th IPU Assembly is being hosted by the Parliament of Rwanda at Kigali from 11-15 October 2022.
The theme of the 145th IPU Assembly: Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world.
Rwanda is the first country in the world with a female majority in Parliament. 61.3% members in the Chamber of Deputies and 36% in the Senate are women.
The Parliament of Rwanda consists of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies.
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
The Inter-Parliamentary Union was set up in 1889. It is a global organization of national parliaments dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue.
At present it has 178 member Parliaments and 14 Associate members.
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
President: Saber Hossain Choudhary of Bangladesh
Every year 30 June is observed as International Day of Parliamentarians .
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