International Day of Parliamentarism is observed globally on 30 June every year. The International Day of Parliamentarism is a time to review the progress that parliaments have made in achieving some key goals to be more representative and move with the times, including carrying out self-assessments, working to include more women and young MPs, and adapting to new technologies.
International Day of Parliamentarism: History
The Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. This day also acknowledges the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments that was established in 1889.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union President: Gabriela Cuevas Barron.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Founded: 1889.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary-General: Martin Chungong.