SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. joins parliamentarians all over the world in the ongoing 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada.
Marcos is one of the more than one thousand parliamentary delegates that include more than 600 MPs and Speakers of Parliament from IPU’s 162 member parliaments to the October 21-26 IPU assembly.
In the agenda of the conference is a special debate on citizenship, identity, and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world.
The topic is focused on the discussion of protecting diversity as a global value; the challenge of respecting diversity while building social cohesion; enhancing political participation and representation of minorities and indigenous groups; and best practices and innovative ideas for managing citizenship in a globalized and rapidly changing environment.
Also in the agenda is a special gender partnership session aimed at providing a platform for members of parliament to discuss what constitutes gender-sensitive parliaments and identify objectives and concrete strategies for the achievement of such institutions.
The IPU, according to its website, is “the international organization of parliaments of sovereign states.”
Established in 1889, the IPU is the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and cooperation among people and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.