Nearly every country in the world has some form of parliament. Parliamentary systems fall into two categories: bicameral and unicameral. Out of 190 national parliaments in the world, 78 are bicameral (156 chambers) and 112 are unicameral, making a total of 268 chambers of parliament with some 44,000 members of parliament. IPU membership is made up of 179 national parliaments
This online panel discussion aims to bring together diverse parliamentary institutions and parliamentarians from all regions of the world in order to share examples of good practice in the field of parliamentary solidarity
The IPU has been collecting data on parliaments since its inception in 1889, including information on women’s participation in politics since 1945. In this section, discover the IPU's knowledge bank for and about parliaments.
Parliamentary Event at the SDG Summit and other High Level Meetings
Church Center, 777 UN Plaza (44th Street, near 1st Avenue) New York, United States
A number of important events will take place during the opening High Level Week of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations from 18 to 22 September, in New York. World leaders will converge to focus on the burning issues of our time and agree to a common set of solutions. Topping the list of high level events is the much anticipated SDG Summit, on 18-19 September.
The IPU will organize a meeting for members of parliament on Thursday, 21 September. As is the case for all of our events connected to global summits, this Parliamentary Event will be open to members of parliament travelling to New York together with their national (governmental) delegation.
The time, venue and programme of the Parliamentary Event will be announced in early September.