Impact Report 2020


2020 was a game-changer for the IPU. Starting in March, the IPU had to completely reinvent itself to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on its activities. Despite the lockdowns and restrictions on international travel, we remained open for business and swiftly adapted to the global turmoil by finding new ways to interact with our Members and, by advancing our digital transformation, reasserting the IPU’s role as the premier global platform for parliamentary dialogue.

Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General. 

5 ways the IPU made an impact in 2020

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The Swiss Parliament adapted to the pandemic by introducing partitions between seats and obligatory facemasks for its members. © Fabrice COFFRINI/AFP