Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh to lead Indian delegation at the 145th IPU Assembly in Rwanda
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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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