IPU and UNGA to focus on water in annual hearing
Hundreds of Parliamentarians, Speakers and related officials gather in the lead-up the UN 2023 Water ConferenceRead more
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The IPU and the global parliamentary community express their deepest sorrow at the devastation and extensive loss of life in the wake of the earthquakes that struck this southern Türkiye and northern Syria earlier this week.Read more
A new law in Sierra Leone will ensure that at least 30% of parliamentarians are women and impose similar quotas in other institutions, including government, local councils, the diplomatic corps and the civil service.Read more
2023 will be a dynamic year for democracy with some 70 elections scheduled according to Parline, the IPU’s open data platform on parliaments. Over the next 12 months, the IPU will chart the progress of those elections, especially with regard to the inclusion and representation of women and youth.Read more
It is with great sadness that the IPU learnt of the murder of former Afghan parliamentarian Ms. Mursal Nabizada.Read the statement
The hearing will provide a parliamentary contribution to the UN Water Conference (Midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ 2018-2028)Read more
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Patra Bayr, a parliamentarian from Austria. The views and opinions expressed by the parliamentarians are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position.Read more
The IPU High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism was established in 2017 to serve as the global focal point for parliamentary activities related to counter-terrorism efforts. The Group is composed of members of parliament who have specific relevant ...Read more
MPs can sometimes be subject to human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary detention and exclusion from public life to even kidnapping and murder in the worst cases. The IPU has been defending MPs in danger for the past 40 years through its Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians. The map below shows the latest alleged violations of ...Read more
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Golriz Ghahraman, a parliamentarian from New Zealand. The views and opinions expressed by the parliamentarians are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position.Read more
Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. UHC can be seen as the practical expression of the right to health, which was ...Read more
The third Global Parliamentary Report examines public engagement in the work of parliament. The information, findings and recommendations in this report set out a road map for enhanced public engagement by parliaments and parliamentarians, working collaboratively with the community to ...Read more
Half the world’s population is under 30 and yet less than 3% of MPs globally represent this age group. The IPU has identified the six ways to change this.