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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.

Highlights

What difference did the IPU make in 2020?

Discover our online Impact Report here

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.

Peacebuilding

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.