Every country in the world has some form of parliament. Parliamentary systems fall into two categories: bicameral and unicameral. Out of 193 countries in the world, 79 are bicameral and 114 are unicameral, making a total of 272 chambers of parliament with over 46,000 members of parliament. IPU membership is made up of 179 national parliaments. Discover the world's national
The 141st Assembly of the IPU will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13-17 October 2019. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians as well as the Forum of Women
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.
Second Regional Seminar on Achieving the SDGs for the Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean
Panama City Panama
Organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the regional seminar will provide a platform to members of parliament from Latin America and the Caribbean to exchange ideas about the opportunities and challenges associated with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Seminar will discuss the role of parliaments in achieving SDG 4 which focuses on the importance of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Particular emphasis will be placed on how education can serve as a vehicle in the fight against climate change and for the elimination of all types of discrimination. The Seminar will also allow participants to engage in interactive debates and learn how science, technology and innovation can contribute to achieving SDG 4.
The documents of the meeting are available only in Spanish.