Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
The IPU was established in 1889. The Parliament of the Republic of Namibia joined the IPU at independence in 1990. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among people for the establishment of firm representative democracy.
The IPU supports and shares the efforts and objectives of the United Nations and works in close co-operation with the organisation. The IPU also co-operates with regional inter-parliamentary organisations, international intergovernmental and no-govermental organisations.