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International Day of Parliamentarism on 30 June



IPU leadership in action


UN General Assembly debate on the UN, parliaments and the IPU (Secretary General and President)
New York, USA
Jun 21 2022
Mission to Columbia (President)
Bogota, Columbia
Jun 22 2022
Regional seminar on climate change (President and Secretary General)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jun 27 2022
IPU Executive Committee (President and Secretary General)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jun 28 2022

Say YES to youth
in parliament!

Half the world’s population is under 30 and yet only 2.6% of MPs globally represent this age group. The IPU has identified the six ways to change this.

Our impact

Strong parliaments

We help strengthen parliaments to make them more effective and representative.

Gender equality

We work to increase women’s representation in parliament and empower women MPs.

Human rights

We defend the human rights of parliamentarians and help them uphold the rights of all.


We help parliaments fight terrorism, cyber warfare and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Parliamentary dialogue

We create the global space for parliamentary diplomacy, dialogue and networking.

Youth empowerment

We encourage youth participation in parliaments and empower young MPs.

Sustainable development

We support parliaments in implementing the SDGs with a particular focus on health and climate change.

Global governance

We bring a parliamentary dimension to United Nations processes to ensure international commitments become national realities.