JEDDAH: With the participation of Saudi Arabia, the 144th session of the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held at the Bali International Convention Center in Indonesia, has come to an end.
Representing Saudi Arabia, the Shoura Council delegation, led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, took part in the meetings, held under the theme “Getting to Zero: Mobilizing Parliaments for Action on Climate Change”.
Mohammed bin Dakheel Al-Mutairi, Secretary General of the Shoura Council, participated in the meetings of the Assembly of IPU Secretaries General, during which the latest developments of the union and the draft agenda of the next meeting were discussed.
Dr. Ayman bin Saleh Fadel, Member of the Shura Council, participated in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, titled “Leveraging Information and Communication Technology as an Enabler for the Energy Sector”. education, including in times of pandemic”.
Ms. Amal Al-Shaman, another member of the Shoura Council, participated in the meetings of the IPU Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights. During the meetings, the parties discussed the draft resolution to be adopted at the next General Assembly regarding the parliamentary motion to advance local and regional development in countries with high international migration. Participants discussed the importance of stopping all forms of human trafficking, in addition to other topics on the committee’s agenda.
Hoda Al-Helaissi, also a member of the Shoura Council, participated in meetings of the IPU’s Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs. She, along with her colleagues, discussed the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, among other topics.
Meanwhile, members of the IPU’s Standing Committee on International Peace and Security, including Dr Hani bin Yousuf Khashoggi, held a meeting during which they discussed a draft resolution on the reformulation of approach to peace operations in order to promote lasting stability.
The IPU is an international organization of national parliaments. It began in 1889 as a small group of parliamentarians dedicated to promoting peace through diplomacy and has since grown into a worldwide organization.
With 178 member parliaments, 14 associate members and a growing number of parliamentarians from around the world, IPU assemblies are held twice a year and bring together more than 1,200 representatives.