The 134th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly took place in Lusaka on 16-23 March. Nearly 640 MPs from 126 countries, including 79 speakers and deputy speakers, attended the assembly. The MPs adopted various resolutions: tehy identified a range of actions to counter the growing global threat of terrorism following this week’s terror attacks in Brussels. They also resolved that political institutions should be more open to young people to ensure a “democratic renaissance”. Finally, they resolved that governments should ensure the right to a legal identity is upheld for every child by removing all barriers to birth registration. The IPU is the international organisation of parliaments. It was established in 1889, and has 170 member parliaments. It promotes worldwide parliamentary dialogue with the aim of promoting peace and cooperation among peoples and democracy.