On 14 October 2019, the Socialist International held its regular meeting within the framework of the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which on this occasion took place in Belgrade, Serbia. Chaired by the SI Secretary General, the meeting was attended by parliamentarians and representatives from Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Iraq, Mali, Mongolia, Montenegro, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela and the Global Fund.
The meeting heard reports on the national situation of the different countries with updates on their latest political and social developments, and in some cases deficit of democracy. Contributions were made on issues of international concern including the climate emergency; the humanitarian and political crisis arising from the Turkish military incursion in Northern Syria; the crisis affecting Kashmir; the situation in the Sahel region; the ongoing unresolved question of Palestine with its repercussions for the wider Middle East, and the humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela which also impacted other countries in the region with the steady exodus of large numbers of the population. Many participants underlined that securing and maintaining peace was the key to all progress, and it was a pre-requisite for development and democracy.
The SI Secretary General spoke of the views and activities of the Socialist International, highlighting its longstanding work for climate justice and for the sustainable development goals. He underlined the SI’s commitment to achieving 50/50 in terms of gender parity and welcomed the increasing involvement of young people on crucial global issues, as we have seen with climate change.
Other parliamentary meetings
SI meeting at the 141st Assembly of the IPU in Belgrade, Serbia, 14 October 2019
Meeting at the 140th IPU Assembly in Doha, 7 April 2019
Meeting at the 139th IPU Assembly in Geneva, 15 October 2018
Meeting at the 138th IPU Assembly in Geneva, 25 March 2018
Meeting at the 137th IPU Assembly in Petersburgh, Russia, 14-18 October 2017
SI at the 136th IPU Assembly in Dhaka in Bangladesh, 2 April 2017
SI meeting at the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva, 24 October 2016
SI meeting held at the 134th Assembly of the IPU in Lusaka, 20 March 2016
SI Meeting at the 133rd Assembly of the IPU in Geneva, 18 October 2015
The Socialist International at the 132nd IPU Assembly in Hanoi, 30 March 2015
SI at the 131st Assembly of the IPU in Geneva, 12-16 October 2014
SI Meeting at 130th Assembly of the IPU in Geneva, 18 March 2014
SI at 129th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, 8 October 2013
SI at 128th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quito, Ecuador, 27 March 2013
SI at 127th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quebec City, 23 October 2012
SI meeting of parliamentarians at 126th IPU Assembly in Kampala, 2 April 2012
Parliamentarians from SI parties at the IPU Assembly in Bern, 17 October 2011