Iranian parliamentary delegation off to Geneva to attend IPU Assembly

Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA – An Iranian parliamentary delegation left Tehran for Geneva on Saturday to attend the 129th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly slated for October 7-9.

The IPU Assembly will focus on three main issues: the contribution of parliaments towards a nuclear-weapon-free world, movement towards risk-resilient development consideration demographic trends and natural constraints and the role of parliaments in protecting the rights of children, in particular unaccompanied migrant children, and in preventing their exploitation in situations of war and conflict.

IPU conference will also include expert meetings on migrant children, enhancement of international commitments to defend the rights of vulnerable groups, implementation of resolution on non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and some other issues.

The participants will consider the requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda. Under the terms of Assembly Rule 11.1, any member of the Union may request the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda.

A request for the inclusion of an emergency item must relate to a major event of international concern on which it appears necessary for the IPU to express its opinion. Such a request must receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted.

Parliamentary delegations from over 120 countries around the world are expected to attend the event.