The Parliamentary Union is a worldwide organization of parliaments, comprising 162 parliaments of the world and, in particular, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The Parliamentary Union is first and foremost a political forum for members of national parliaments. PU is a unique institution that regularly gathers parliamentarians from all over the world, who represent all types of governments and full range of political parties.
Organization tasks include:
- Democracy promotion. The Union is a unique worldwide source of information on parliaments, their structures and principles.
- Settlement of gender issues and promoting cooperation between men and women in political life.
- Promotion of parliaments’ activities on protection and strengthening of human rights.
- Arrangement of negotiations in the capacity of open multilateral dialogue of parliamentary diplomacy and as a means of conflict prevention.
PU belongs to official international organizations that work closely with the United Nations.