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Order form Most of the publications listed below can be ORDERED ON-LINE until the stock lasts. Whenever applicable, you can access the order form by clicking on the cover of the periodical.
Some publication have an electronic version made available by clicking the coresponding language.

IPU Strategy 2012-2017
Annual report on the activities of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
IPU Information Brochure
Women in Parliament: The year in perspective
The World of Parliaments
IPU Assembly and relating meetings - Results
Chronicle of Parliamentary Elections
Panorama of Parliamentary Elections
World Directory of Parliaments
Inter-Parliamentary Bulletin (discontinued)
Statutory Assemblies: Summary Records of the Proceedings
List of books and articles catalogued (discontinued)
World-wide Bibliography of Parliaments (discontinued)
ASGP publication: Constitutional and Parliamentary Information


IPU STRATEGY 2012-2017

Order form Adopted by the Governing Council of the IPU in October 2011 with an overall title "Better parliaments, stronger democracy", IPU Strategy for 2012-2017 charts the course for IPU development in the next five years and serves to garner resources and support for the accomplishment of its objectives. Ultimately, the strategy will help Members build an IPU that is universal, dynamic and effective and able to advance democratic culture, values and institutions through cooperation among parliaments.

The publication can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat
Order form Published: 2011
Available languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic
Price: Free of charge
PDF Version
English (951 Kb), French (978 Kb), Spanish (1024 Kb) and Arabic (1334 Kb)


ANNUAL REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION

Order form The IPU Activities Report offers a summary of the salient events and meetings. Richly illustrated with photographs, this publication provides a vital overview of the activities of the world organisation of parliaments. The final section covers more institutional aspects such as financial records, the composition of the standing committees and the list of members.

The publication can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat
Order form Published: Annually
Available languages: English, French and Spanish
Price: Free of charge
Interactive PDF Version
2013: English (5.71 Mb), French (5.65 Mb) and Spanish (5.59 Mb)
2012: English (2.09 Mb) and French (2.11 Mb)
2011: English (1.75 Mb) and French (1.76 Mb)
2010: English (1.17 Mb) and French (1.36 Mb)
2009: English (974 Kb) and French (983 Kb)
2008: English (2119 Kb) and French (1030 Kb)


Order form IPU INFORMATION BROCHURE

The new IPU information brochure, in colour and illustrated by many pictures, showcases the dynamism and diversity of the organization's work, and highlights the unique niche occupied by the IPU among international political organizations.
  Published: Annually
Available languages: this publication is no longer available. But you can still download it in PDF format
PDF Version: English (2911 Kb), French (2891 Kb), Spanish (2880 Kb), Arabic (2714 Kb)


WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT: THE YEAR IN PERSPECTIVE

Order form The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (2 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments, regional and world trends, information on women presiding officers and women candidates. It also analyses mechanisms aimed at supporting women's access to parliament. The brochure is short and easy to read, providing a snapshot on the situation of women in parliaments worldwide.

The publication can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat.
Order form Published: Annually
Available languages: English, French and Spanish
Price: Free of charge
PDF Version:
2013: English (789 Kb) and French (741 Kb) and Spanish (753 Kb)
2012: English (507 Kb), French (513 Kb) and Spanish (531 Kb)
2011: English (420 Kb) and French (441 Kb)
2010: English (492 Kb) and French (494 Kb)
2009: English (1513 Kb) and French (428 Kb)
2008: English (369 Kb) and French (472 Kb)
2007: English (379 Kb) and French (378 Kb)
2006: English (401 Kb) and French (380 Kb)
2005: English (129 Kb) and French (120 Kb)


THE WORLD OF PARLIAMENTS - QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION

Order form The Review, which replaced the IPU Bulletin, serves as a vehicle for the proposals of its member parliaments with respect to international cooperation and matters that directly concern the citizenry. It features an interview with a Presiding Officer of Parliament, a substantive article on IPU's activities, interviews, an item on parliamentary developments in the world, a historical focus on the individuals and events that have left their mark on IPU history, and international press cuttings referring to the IPU.

The review was discontinued in 2010.
  Available languages: this publication is no longer available. But you can still download it in PDF format
Web and PDF Version: English and French


Order form IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATING MEETINGS - RESULTS

This publication reports on the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the occasion of its statutory meetings. It summarises the proceedings of the Assembly - the plenary policy-making body - and of its plenary Standing Committees, and contains the resolutions and decisions adopted as well as the voting results. It also summarises the proceedings of the session of the Governing Council - the plenary governing body - and of its subsidiary organs. It presents the resolutions, decisions, reports and other documents adopted and summarises the proceedings of three bodies linked to the Council: the Executive Committee, the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, and the Meeting of Representatives of Parties to the CSCM process.

The last report, as well as some past editions, can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat.
Order form Published: Twice a year
Available languages: English and French
Price: Free of charge
PDF Version: English, French


Order form CHRONICLE OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

The Chronicle of Parliamentary Elections, published annually since 1967, contains brief reports on all direct parliamentary elections and election statistics as well as the electoral system. These reports are also available in the IPU's PARLINE database.

The Chronicle of Parliamentary Elections was discontinued in 2012. Past editions of the Chronicle, except for the 2006 edition in French, can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat.
Order form Available languages: English and French
Price: SF 35.- (SF 24.50 for IPU members)
PDF Version:
2010 : English (2.53 Mb), French (2.82 Mb)
2009 : English (1.02 Mb), French (1.10 Mb)
2008 : English (1.21 Mb), French (1.34 Mb)
2007 : English (1.54 Mb), French (1.66 Mb)


PANORAMA OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Order form The Panorama of Parliamentary Elections, first published in 2006, offers a snapshot of the major electoral events of the preceding year. It presents key statistics from the IPU's database on national parliaments, PARLINE, accompanied by brief thematic narratives.

The Panorama of Parliamentary Election was discontinued in 2012.
  Available languages: this publication is no longer available. But you can still download it in PDF format
PDF Version
2010: English (1.34 Mb), French (1.32 Mb) and Spanish (1.25 Mb)
2008: English (332 Kb), French (343 Kb) and Spanish (343 Kb)
2007: English (547 Kb), French (555 Kb) and Spanish (552 Kb)
2006: English (497 Kb), French (504 Kb) and Spanish (470 Kb)
2005: English (856 Kb) and French (858 Kb)


Order form WORLD DIRECTORY OF PARLIAMENTS

The World Directory of Parliaments contains basic information on national parliaments – their composition, last renewal date, President/Speaker, Secretary General/Clerk and contact details. This information continues to be available in the General Information module of the IPU's PARLINE database.

The World Directory of Parliaments was discontinued in 2012. Past editions of the Directory can be ordered from the IPU Secretariat.
Order form Available languages: Bilingual (English and French)
Price: Free of charge
PDF Version:
2011 : English & French (1 Mb)


Order form INTER-PARLIAMENTARY BULLETIN

Discontinued in 2001, the Bulletin was the official organ of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and appeared twice-yearly in English and French. It contained detailed information on all IPU Conferences and other meetings and events, as well as articles on the work of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments, book reviews on parliamentary or constitutional issues, and information on the development of National Groups.

Its "Parliamentary Developments in the World" section contained reports on significant new legal provisions which have affected the establishment, structure, powers or working methods of national legislatures or the status of their members.

The stock having been exhausted, this publication is no longer available.


Order form SUMMARY RECORDS OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF IPU ASSEMBLIES

The Inter-Parliamentary Union holds two statutory Assemblies annually, for each of which English and French versions of the Summary Records of the proceedings are published.

Since 2012, this publication is only available in PDF format and can be downloaded from the dedicated page of the Assemblies.
Printed past editions of the Summary Records can still be ordered from the IPU Secretariat.
Order form Available languages: English and French
Price: SF 30.- (SF 21.- for IPU members)


Order form LIST OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES CATALOGUED

Stopped in 2002, the annual List of Books and Articles Catalogued contains references to numerous books and articles from periodicals on all aspects of parliamentary or constitutional law received or purchased by the Library of the Inter-Parliamentary Union every year. The works listed cover countries, international assemblies and parliamentary organizations.

The stock having been exhausted, this publication is no longer available.


Order form WORLD-WIDE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PARLIAMENTS

Volumes of the triennial World-Wide Bibliography of literature relating to parliamentary institutions were published until 1992, and are still available. They contain hundreds of pages giving references to books and articles all over the world.

The Bibliography has a country-by-country general index, an analytical index in which the works are classified into 16 categories embodying all aspects of parliamentary law and life; and an author's index.

The stock having been exhausted, this publication is no longer available.


CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION

This review is published twice a year in English and French by the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP), a consultative body of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

The review contains monographs on the organisation and functioning of Parliaments, comparative reports of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments, as well as, whenever possible, texts of new national Constitutions and Standing Orders of Parliaments.

Subsription to this review can be obtained from the French Co-Secretary of the ASGP.
Published: Twice a year
Available languages: English and French
Price: SF 40.- (annual subscription - 2 issues) or SF 25.- (each issue).
PDF Version: English and French


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