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Speech 142 - Ms. Sahar Albazar, President of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians

Document type:
Speech
English
IPU structure:
Assembly
Forum of Young MPs
Voices
Cynthia Lopez

A conversation with...Cynthia López Castro, MP, Mexico

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Cynthia López Castro, Member of the IPU
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Girls breaking barriers

Breaking gender barriers for young women parliamentarians

Twenty-five years after the Beijing Declaration to advance women’s rights, young women are still one of the most under-represented groups in political leadership positions. IPU figures show that only 2.2 per cent of MPs worldwide are under 30, of which
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141 Speech: Melvin Bouva, President, Board of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians, General Debate, 14 Oct. 2019, Belgrade

Document type:
Speech
Document file:
English
Country:
Suriname
IPU structure:
Assembly
Forum of Young MPs
Voices
Shahzaib Durrani

Three questions for Shahzaib Durrani, young MP, Pakistan

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Shahzaib Durrani, young MP from
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Rayya Al-Manthari

Three questions for Rayya al-Manthari, young MP, Oman

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Rayya al-Manthari, young MP from
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Voices
Marta Grande

Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from
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Voices
Melvin Bouva

International Youth Day: Highlighting the importance and value of youth

Statement by Melvin Bouva, President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Suriname on International Youth Day International Youth Day is a recognition of one of humanity’s most valuable resources: the enthusiasm
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Raphael Igbokwe

Three questions for Raphael Igbokwe, MP Nigeria

Raphael Igbokwe, MP in the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives, President of the Forum of Young MPs in Nigeria and a former member of the IPU’s Forum of Young Parliamentarians, inaugurates the section. The IPU interviewed Raphael Igbokwe on the
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Young MPs from Nigeria and Ghana

Young MPs from Nigeria help their Ghanaian counterparts set up a youth forum

A group of young parliamentarians from Nigeria travelled to Ghana on 27 November to help their counterparts set up a forum of young MPs. This sharing of best practices followed on from the IPU Regional Conference of Young Parliamentarians of Africa, which took place from 27 to 28 September in Abuja. The conference inspired young MPs from Ghana to set up their own forum and they called upon their Nigerian peers for support.
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Press releases

Global gathering of young MPs identifies roadmap to combat exclusion of young migrants and socioeconomic inequalities

Young MPs from 51 countries have defined a youth-centred action plan that promotes inclusive democratic and socioeconomic policies for all. More than 120 young men and women MPs who attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) Fourth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Ottawa, Canada, on 17-18 November, took a united approach to end exclusion and marginalization of young people.
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Participants at the conference

Young African MPs decide to work for substantial increase in the number of youth in parliament

“We have heard enough talk, it is time to step up efforts and take strong and bold action now!” With these words in the outcome document, young MPs at the Regional Conference of Young Parliamentarians of Africa declared their determination to increase the number of young people in parliament. IPU research shows that although young people under 30 make up approximately 70 per cent of the African population, they make up less than 1.5 per cent of all MPs. The Regional Conference, was co-organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria, on 27 and 28 September 2017 and was attended by 200 participants from 15 countries.
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A Senegalese woman waits to cast her ballot at a voting station during presidential elections in the capital Dakar, February 25 2007

Young parliamentarians want to boost youth participation in Africa

For democracy to be effective, decision-making must be inclusive. Involving young people gives them a sense of ownership of public affairs and strengthens public policy. To galvanize action for youth political participation, the IPU and the Parliament of Nigeria convened the Regional Conference of Young Parliamentarians of Africa, the first of its kind, on 27 and 28 September in Abuja, Nigeria
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Young MPs speak out on their political empowerment

Data from the IPU shows the worrisome lack of representation of young people in parliaments. To commemorate International Youth Day 2017 (12 August), the IPU asked young MPs worldwide to share their views on how to increase youth engagement in politics. We are sharing these views through a social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook. Young MPs provide examples of how they have reached out to youth in their communities, and ensured that their concerns and actions are integrated into parliamentary debates. This campaign is part of the IPU’s work in helping to increase the number of young MPs in parliaments worldwide. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Democracy (UDD), adopted by IPU Member Parliaments in September 1997. Young MPs have played a pivotal role in advancing its principles.
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Fourth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

Canada
Press releases

Young MPs from Asia-Pacific join efforts to tackle violent extremism

More than 50 young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific countries have gathered in Sri Lanka today and tomorrow to discuss their role in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism in the region. During the two days, young MPs will collaborate with global experts and key civil society actors in developing strategies that engage their peers on the role parliaments and political participation can play in addressing violent extremism.
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First IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians on the theme "Taking Democracy to Task"

Geneva, Switzerland

Regional seminar for Young Parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific region

Colombo, Sri Lanka

IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Tokyo

Japan

The IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

Lusaka, Zambia