The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), whose headquarters have been in Geneva since 1921, is the international organisation of parliaments. It was founded in 1889 and is the oldest international institution of a political nature.

The IPU’s aims are:

  • to facilitate contact, coordination and the exchange of ideas between parliaments and members of parliament of all countries;
  • to address issues of international interest and to give an opinion on them with a view to encouraging action on the part of parliaments and members of parliament; such issues concern peace and security, sustainable development, women in politics, education, science and culture;
  • to help to defend and promote human rights – an essential factor in parliamentary democracy and development – and humanitarian law, and in particular the human rights of members of parliament;
  • to help improve awareness of how representative institutions function and to strengthen and develop their means of action.

 

Members

 

Secretariat of the delegation

FunctionNameTelephone/E-Mail
Delegation SecretaryJérémie EqueyT +41 58 322 98 77
ipu.uip@parl.admin.ch
Deputy SecretaryDaniel ZehnderT +41 58 322 97 56
​Enquiries​Anna Lea Gnägi​T +41 58 322 97 49
annalea.gnaegi@parl.admin.ch