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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
25.1%
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
Virtual event
The IPU's Governing Council will meet virtually from 1 to 4 November to take decisions on the functioning of the organization including the adoption of the 2021 budget and work programme and the election of a new IPU President.
Nov 01 2020
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.
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