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At the invitation of the Parliament of Bahrain, the 146th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Manama, Bahrain, from Saturday, 11 to Wednesday, 15 March 2023. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, as well as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young MPs, will convene during this Assembly. The General Debate will focus on the overall theme of Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance - and provide a platform for delegates to deliberate, exchange views and galvanize parliamentary action in this area. The Assembly will adopt resolutions on the emergency item and on the subject items taken up by the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security entitled Cyberattacks and cybercrimes: The new risks to global security and by the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development entitled Parliamentary efforts in achieving negative carbon balances of forests. The Assembly is expected to conclude with the adoption of an outcome document on the overall theme of the General Debate.