IPU is a vibrant and growing group. There are currently 171 Member Parliaments and 11 Associate Members. It works closely with the United Nations and other partner organizations whose goals it shares. Today, IPU is the organization that most closely reflects world public opinion. More than 6.5 billion of the world’s 7 billion people live in states whose parliaments are members of IPU—and it is their elected representatives who engage in and steer IPU policies. By bringing parliaments together, IPU brings people together.