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subject : WSPU granted observer status by the IPU
write : 관리자 date :  2012-04-18   hit :  1833
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The Inter-Parliamentary Union held its 126th Assembly in Kampala, Uganda, from 31st March to 5th April 2012. During this important meeting, gathering over 2000 delegates from over 120 countries, the World Scout Parliamentary Union was officially granted observer status.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which was established in 1889, is an international organization of Parliaments. The Union acts as a focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.

To this end, it:

- Fosters contacts, co-ordination, and the exchange of experience among parliaments and parliamentarians of all countries:

- Considers questions of international interest and concern and expresses its views on such issues in order to bring about action by parliaments and parliamentarians:

- Contributes to the defense and promotion of human rights - an essential factor of parliamentary democracy and development:

- Contributes to better knowledge of the working of representative institutions and to the strengthening and development of their means of action.

WSPU granted observer status by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
During this 126th Assembly, the IPU revealed “The Global Parliamentary Report”, which is a joint publication with the UNDP, which investigates the evolving relationship between parliamentarians and their constituency. In particular, it analyses the challenges and parliamentary responses, and provides examples of good practice. This report is available at the Global parliamentary Report web pages.

Observer status, with the IPU, is a great opportunity for the World Scout Parliamentary Union to strengthen its network of parliamentarians and to continue to work towards developing better youth legislation and introducing Scouting’s non-formal educational method to parliamentarians from around the world, interested in building a better future for responsible young citizens.