The 52nd BIMR Conference on Inclusive and Sustainable Parliaments welcomed over 40 delegates from across the British Islands and Mediterranean Region to Westminster.
From 25-27 April 2023, CPA UK hosted the 52nd BIMR Conference on Inclusive and Sustainable Parliaments, welcoming over 40 delegates from across the British Islands and Mediterranean Region to Westminster.
Held in the UK Parliament, the programme brought together several themes on which CPA BIMR had been working over recent years. Hearing from experts and parliamentarians from across the region, delegates had the opportunity to discuss the importance of diverse and inclusive parliaments and the role they can play in strengthening democracy through broader representation and providing a platform for a diversity of views and lived experiences. Standards and behaviour were similarly key topics for the conference and delegates had the opportunity to learn more about and discuss how different legislatures apply and monitor codes of conduct, and registers of interests.
As the Climate Emergency was BIMR’s priority theme for the previous eighteen months, delegates had the opportunity to learn more about the role parliaments and parliamentarians can play to mitigate the crisis. Delegates took part in a committee exercise, facilitated by committee specialists on the topic of climate change, allowing them to put their climate knowledge and committee skills into practice.
Alongside these sessions, the programme gave delegates opportunities to strengthen their network across the region, allowing them to work collaboratively with peers on these important issues.
Read the final report here.