The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the global organization of national parliaments. We work to safeguard peace and drive positive democratic change through political dialogue and concrete action.
The only international organization to bring together the world's national parliaments, we promote democracy and peace through this unique parliamentary membership.
An ever-changing pool of about 45,000MPs, representing citizens worldwide, ensures IPU always has a finger on the pulse of democracy.
IPU is an independent, self-governing body funded mainly by our Members. Our current membership includes 167 national parliaments and 10 regional parliamentary bodies as associate members.
Founded in 1889, IPU is still growing, reflecting the global demand for democracy.