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 180 national
The meeting will provide a platform for representatives from such committees to have an interactive discussion in order to exchange insights on the challenges and opportunities around advancing climate objectives in their committees.
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.
Will hybrid working become the “new normal” for parliaments?
The Covid-19 pandemic saw a period of “enforced innovation” in parliamentary working methods. Those parliaments that chose to innovate have dramatically changed how they function, embracing new technologies and remote working. The central objective of this event is to investigate if, why and how hybrid working is becoming the “new normal” for parliaments.
Participants will discuss the findings and recommendations of the World e-Parliament Report 2022. Parliamentarians will exchange perspectives on how hybrid working affects their work. They will consider how hybrid working impacts the legislative and oversight functions of parliament, and also to what extent hybrid working makes parliaments more modern, gender-sensitive and family-friendly workplaces. Participants will also share views on how to ensure the resilience of parliament in future emergencies.