Previous WPL Summits have attracted several hundred female Parliamentarians and other senior politicians from all around the world to Brussels, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mexico, Jordan, Iceland and Lithuania. This year, the WPL Summit 2019 will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on 25-27 June.
The WPL Summit is the foremost global gathering of female political leaders. It convenes 350-400 participants – women political leaders from around the world: Heads of State and Government, Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentarians. In addition, other experts and thought-leaders from academia, business and civil society are invited to participate.
Participants meet in the Parliament of the host country. The WPL Summit is always a cooperation between WPL and the host country’s Parliament and Government. International institutions such as the UN, OECD, World Bank, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) and others join as partners.
These events address today’s intertwined global challenges, and offer the opportunity to exchange best practice of and knowledge on political decision-making. Discussions are held with the purpose to get to action.