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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