International Parliamentarians Congress

International Parliamentarians' Congress

Connecting Parliamentarians
IPC focuses on addressing Climate Change and Food Security.
Promoting Human Rights is a key objective of the IPC.
IPC is dedicated to Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution, and fostering Interfaith Harmony.
Enhancing Trade, Investment, and Developmental Cooperation is a major aim of the IPC.
IPC prioritizes Healthcare and Human Development.
IPC is committed to the Monitoring and Observation of Elections Worldwide.
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Connecting Parliamentarians

International Parliamentarians' Congress (IPC)

Cooperation, Synergy and Strategy for Peace and Development

Vision and Mission

Establishment and Purpose
The International Parliamentarians' Congress (IPC) was established through a resolution adopted by the Senate of Pakistan on August 29, 2019. The IPC serves as a global platform that unites members of national Parliaments from around the world.
Commitment to Global Challenges
This collective initiative is driven by a shared commitment to tackling the most pressing global and regional challenges, emphasizing collaboration and constructive international dialogue as its foundational principles.
Bridging the Governance Gap
The IPC is dedicated to closing the 'governance gap' by promoting the inclusion of parliamentarians from diverse backgrounds through independent dialogue. With a steadfast mission, the IPC aims to foster cooperation, synergy, and strategic alignment among member Parliaments, guided by a set of common objectives.
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H. E. Abdel Rahim Maaia
President IPC
IPC Honored to Receive Observer Status by Asian Parliamentary Assembly
Secretary General IPC
Sitara Ayaz
signing MOU in Ankara, Turkey.
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Legislative Synergy

Thematic Areas

Specialized Committees

Organized into specialized committees, IPC operates across six thematic areas, each entrusted with the task of addressing critical issues vital to global progress:

  1. Climate Change and Food Security,
  2. Human Rights,
  3. Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution, and Interfaith Harmony,
  4. Trade, Investment, and Developmental Cooperation,
  5. Health Research, Standardization, Quality Control, and Human Development,
  6. Monitoring and Observation of Elections Worldwide.

Through focused efforts within these thematic realms, IPC endeavors to catalyze positive change and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of a more equitable and prosperous global community.

Composition and structure

IPC comprises three principal organs: the General Assembly, the Governing Board, and the Secretariat. The General Assembly consists of all Members of Parliament who have registered as IPC members, convening annually to address overarching matters.
Conversely, the Governing Board, comprising MPs elected from five distinct Geopolitical Groups delineated in the IPC constitution, convenes more frequently to engage in dialogue and strategize solutions to prominent challenges
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Membership

Since its establishment in 2019, IPC has extended its reach to numerous countries, boasting a membership of 233 parliamentarians from 61 nations. Membership in IPC is available to all sitting parliamentarians of national Parliaments worldwide upon completion of a membership form and acceptance of the obligations outlined in the Constitution.

Empowering Voices

Activities

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The President Of IPC, H.E. AbdelRahim Maaia’s Visit To Pakistan

The President of the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC), His Excellency AbdelRahim Maaia, undertook a four-day visit to Pakistan from 23rd – 26th April 2024. This visit marked his inaugural trip to Pakistan in his capacity as President of IPC, following his election to this esteemed position in February 2024. Notably, H.E. Maaia concurrently holds the esteemed position of First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Jordan.

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IPC's Vist to Baku, 6th World Forum

Led by the Secretary General of IPC, Senator Sitara Ayaz, the delegation included Mr. Muhammad Naeem Murtaza, Chief Technical Advisor of IPC. Senator Sitara Ayaz played a pivotal role in the forum’s proceedings, contributing significantly to discussions and engagements. Baku, Azerbaijan – May 6, 2024 – A two-member delegation from the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) participated in the esteemed 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in Baku from May 1st to May 3rd, 2024. 

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Russian Presidential Elections

The International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) observed the Russian presidential elections held from March 15 to 17, 2024, under the leadership of IPC Secretary General, Senator Sitara Ayaz. The mission aimed to gain valuable insights into the Russian electoral system. During the mission, Secretary General Ayaz met with officials from the Russian Election Commission. Discussions focused on election administration, technological integration in the voting process, and measures to ensure a transparent and fair election.

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14th plenary session of APA in BAKU

Islamabad, February 26, 2024 – The International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) proudly attended the Executive Council Meeting and the 14th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), held in Baku from February 20 to 24, 2024. 

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Azerbaijan presidential elections in February

The delegation of the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC), comprising three esteemed members, observed the presidential elections of Azerbaijan, held on 7th February 2024. 

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Road Safety Conference for Parliamentarians

The first day of the Road Safety Conference for Parliamentarians, themed “A Global Perspective – Pakistan 2023,” was inaugurated by the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi. Organized by the IPC in collaboration with Pakistan Parli.aan (a project of GIZ).

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International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) Successfully Held The Ground-Breaking Ceremony

The International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) marked a historic moment today with the groundbreaking ceremony of its Permanent Headquarters in the Diplomatic Enclave of Islamabad.

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Bangladesh General Election January 2024

Amman, 8th January 2024 – The International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) received accreditation from the Election Commission of Bangladesh to observe the general elections held on 7th January 2024.

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IPC Attends Third Conference Of The Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network

Geneva, Switzerland – March 26, 2024 – The International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) was honored to be invited as an observer to the Third Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network (NAM Parliamentary Network)

Observer Status of IPC

  • The African Parliament Union (APU) in the 76th session of the APU Executive Committee granted observer status to IPC.
  • The Asian Parliamentary Assembly(APA) in its 13th Plenary granted observer status to IPC.
  • Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network (NAM-PN) in NAM PN 2nd conferencegranted observer status to IPC.
  • Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in the 17th Session of the PUIC Conference- Algiers- the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeriagranted observer status to IPC.

IPC's Accreditation for the International Election Observation Mission

Presidential elections of Russia (2024)
General Elections of Bangladesh (2024)
Presidential Elections of Uzbekistan (2023).
Presidential elections of Colombia (2022).
General Elections of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2020).
Presidential Election of Azerbaijan (2024)
Presidential Elections of Maldives (2023)
General Elections of Thailand (2023).
Parliamentary elections of Netherlands (2021).
Parliamentary elections of the United Kingdom (2019).
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The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mr. Duarte Pacheco visited the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) Secretariat in Islamabad and also became its member

IPU President Mr. Duarte Pacheco visited IPC Secretariat in Islamabad on 13th September 2022, during his three-day visit to Pakistan. He was accompanied by Senator Faisal Saleem Rehman. Advisor to President IPC Mr. NoumanKhan and Secretary General IPC Senator Sitara Ayaz warmly welcomed him at IPC Secretariat. The meeting initiated

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A two-member delegation from IPC attending the First Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan

A delegation from IPC was invited by the Chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan/Vice President of International Parliamentarians Congress IPC Ms. Sahiba Gafarova to participate in the first Baku conference of the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network, which began on Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the participation of several Speakers of

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A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the International Committee of Red Cross and the International Parliamentarians Congress

The head of the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Ms. Dragana Kojic along with her other officials, including Mr. Jamal Khan, Deputy Head of delegation ICRC & Legal Advisor ICRC Mr. Usman Khan visited the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) to officially sign a Memorandum of

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