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As COVID-19 slows down global activity, how can parliaments continue to function, legislate and scrutinize the actions of government?  How are parliaments around the world adapting to the crisis?

Data points:

IPU member parliaments
179
countries are members of the IPU
Women in parliament
25%
of the world's MPs are women
Youth in parliament
28.1%
of the world's MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
488
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
Parliaments all over the world are celebrating the International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU's anniversary! This page lists the information that we have received to date about parliamentary events all over the world.
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Video: 130 years of IPU history in 130 seconds

Video: 130 years of IPU history in 130 seconds

Discover 130 years of IPU history in this 130-second video. What began in 1889 as a small group of parliamentarians, dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue, has since grown into the global organization of national parliaments. By
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressing Parliament about measures to counter the coronavirus © Fabio Frustaci / ANSA / AFP
How is the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way parliaments work? How are they implementing emergency measures to fight the virus? What is your parliament doing? Discover our country by country compilation.
Virtual event
The webinars will take place on 17 June, 24 June and 2 July 2020, 10.30 a.m.–12.00 p.m. Central European Time.
Jun 24 2020
The IPU has been defending MPs in danger for the past 40 years through its Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.
From a small group of parliamentarians in 1889 to the global organization of parliaments, discover 130 years of history in our online exhibition and timeline
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