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Data points:

IPU member parliaments
179
countries are members of the IPU
Women in parliament
25.5%
of the world's MPs are women
Youth in parliament
30.2%
of the world's MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
620
Human rights cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
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اجتماع جمعية الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي لتسليط الضوء على البرلمانات كمستجيبين مبكرين لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان

MPs from 138 countries will convene next week in Geneva to determine among other issues specific ways in which parliaments can respond effectively to serious human rights violations and their underlying causes, including human rights situations likely to lead to conflict.
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بيان من رئيس الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي خلال زيارته لأنقرة

I am pleased to be in Ankara today, at the invitation of Mr. Ismail Kahraman, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. We have had substantive and productive discussions, and I very much look forward to our cooperation ahead
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يدعو الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي الجهود الجارية لتعزيز الديمقراطية في بنين

دُعي الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي مارتن شنغونغ لتقديم حفل افتتاح الدورة العادية الثانية للجمعية الوطنية في بينين من قبل رئيس المجلس، السيد هونغبيدجي الذي يلتزم بتعزيز التعاون بين البرلمان والاتحاد البرلماني الدولي.
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الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي يُرحب بالسفراء الجُدد من بلغاريا، وإسرائيل، وتوغو

ضمن مجموعة من زيارات المجاملة مع الممثلين الدائمين الجُدد لدى الأمم المتحدة في جنيف، التقى الأمين العام للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي، مارتن تشانغونغ، بالسفراء ديانا كوستادينوفا من بلغاريا، وأفيفا راز شيشتر من إسرائيل، وياكولي جونسون من توغو.
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Highlights
Innovation Tracker

Issue 9

This ninth edition of the Innovation Tracker features highlights from the virtual World e-Parliament Conference 2021 which was held in June 2021. It also includes the IPU's new World e-Parliament Report and showcases parliamentary video innovations from around the world.©
Voices
Cynthia Lopez

A conversation with...Cynthia López Castro, MP, Mexico

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 Cynthia López Castro, Member of the IPU
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shut down vast swathes of global activity, how are parliaments facilitating the implementation of the emergency health measures? How can parliaments debate, pass legislation and scrutinize the actions of government?
Infographics
The IPU-UN Women in Politics 2021 map shows all-time highs for women heads of state, women heads of government, women Speakers of parliament, and women MPs and ministers.
Conference
Vienna, النمسا
The Fifth World Conference is in two sessions: a virtual session that took place in August 2020 and an in-person Conference in Vienna in 2021.
Sep 07 2021

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