The World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) is an international organisation that unites the National Scout Parliamentary Associations (NSPAs) that exist in almost 100 countries worldwide. The NSPAs include members of national parliaments, deputies and senators.
The object of the WSPU is to strengthen National Scout Organizations and World Scouting through the influence of parliamentarians who believe that Scouting is an effective educational method.
Each NSPA decides independently on its membership and organisational form. In some countries this structure is formalised, in others it is quite casual. In all cases, however, a fundamental principle of balanced political representation must be - and is - ensured: an NSPA's membership scheme should never be in favour of one party.
Every three years, WSPU members meet for a General Assembly. The next General Assembly will take place 2013 in Japan. WSPU enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee.
Visit the WSPU website.