Inter Parliamentary Union President Mr. Duarte Pacheco today called on Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and witnessed the proceedings of the Upper House.
Mr. Pacheco is on a week long visit to India on the invitation of Indian Parliament. He is scheduled to attend a felicitation ceremony and address the Parliament Members under the auspices of the Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) in Central Hall of Parliament House on Tuesday.
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) formed in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest international Parliamentary body consisting of more than 179 Members. IPU espouses for the cause of promoting democracy across the world and take up issues of international importance, such as, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, Gender Equality, etc.
Since the independence, India has always been an active Member of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU).