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The 206th Extraordinary Virtual Session of the Governing Council of the IPU concludes

Posted on :04 November 2020

On the third and final day of the  206th Extraordinary Session of the Governing Council of the IPU held virtually, the  New President Mr. Duarte Pacheco  of the IPU delivered his Acceptance Speech. This was followed by congratulatory messages from the  President of the Forum of the Women Members of Parliament, Forum of Young Members of Parliament, Geopolitical Groups and other Governing Council Members. 

The Governing Council heard a brief report by the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on the activities of the Committee since October 2019 and adopted the relevant decisions on the human rights of parliamentarians. The Governing Council also approved the list of future inter-parliamentary meetings scheduled for end of 2020 onwards. 

With regard to the question of  IPU Membership of Mali following the recent coup d’état on 18 August 2020 and the dissolution of the National Assembly of Mali,  the Secretary General updated the  situation in Mali.  In light of the current trend and encouraging development to return to  normal constitutional rule, it was recommended the  IPU  not suspend the membership of Mali. The Governing Council Members supported the recommendation made by the Secretary General and retained the IPU  membership of Mali. 

The Session concluded with the New President of the IPU thanking and congratulating  the Acting President of IPU, Secretary General and staff of the IPU Secretariat for the successful conduct of the  extraordinary  virtual 206th Session of the Governing Council . 



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