Tehran, Iran, Oct. 12
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani will leave Tehran for Geneva, Switzerland later today to attend the 131th Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly.
The 131th Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly will kick off in Geneva on October 13, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on October 12.
Global war against terrorism, killing of civilians, human rights, fighting religious extremism, and stopping violence against women are the main topics on the agenda.
Larijani will deliver speech at the meeting on Oct.14.
The IPU Assembly is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Interparliamentary Union on political issues. It brings together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action. The IPU was established in 1889.
The national parliaments of 162 countries are members of the IPU, and 10 regional parliamentary assemblies are associate members. The IPU has permanent observer status at the United Nations and general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.