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Member events for International Day of Parliamentarism in 2021

Parliaments all over the world are celebrating the International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU's anniversary!

To mark 30 June this year we are focusing on youth and the IPU"s new campaign to SAY YES to more youth in parliament.

This page lists the information that we have received to date about parliamentary events.

If your parliament is organizing an event or doing anything special for 2021 International Day of Parliamentarism, please let us know by writing to [email protected].


On June 30, the Parliament of Andorra will hold a round table on the occasion of the International Day of Parliamentarism entitled “Bringing Young People Closer to Parliament”.
Six young people aged between 23 and 32, already active in politics, will try to identify the obstacles faced by young Andorrans to be elected to parliament.


The Austrian Parliament is engaging with the IPU's campaign by giving visibility to their youngest MPs and promoting the I Say Yes social media campaign.


For 2021's International Day of Parliamentarianism, statements in Bahrain were given to the media by the Speaker of the Council of Representatives and the Speaker of the Shura Council. A virtual interactive seminar was held under the patronage of both Speakers of Bahrain’s Parliament, who supported the IPU Campaign, “Say Yes to youth in parliament”.


Belarusian MP Sergei Klishevich, representing the group of young parliamentarians, pledges support to the IPU "I say yes" campaign.


Initiated by the Parliament of Canada, The UN Chamber Music Society will conduct a Virtual Concert in Celebration of the International Day of Parliamentarism and the Foundation of the IPU in 1889. The concert will be launched on UN platforms..


For the occasion of 2021's International Day of Parliamentarism, the Parliament of Ecuador will launch the IPU 'I Say Yes' campaign to rejuvenate their parliament. The Parliament of Ecuador is launching a social media campaign with messages from the IPU and young parliamentarians. On the 30th there will be a video with Young MPs expressing the importance of their participation. #DíaDelParlamentarismo


On the occasion of 2021's International Day of Parliamentarism, Egypt launched the IPU “I say yes” to more Youth in Parliament campaign


Watch a video with the IPU President and Speaker of the Lok Sabha on how India commemorated 2021's International Day of Parliamentarism and why the day is so important to democracy.


The President of the Parliament of Montenegro is supporting the IPU, I SAY YES to Youth in Parliament! campaign with a strong message of support.

New Zealand

The New Zealand Parliament recently launched a new initiative for young people to become involved in politics. The Change Makers' Prize is a competition to inspire young people across New Zealand to voice their opinion on an issue that affects them or their community.


To commemorate the International Day of Parliamentarism, a discussion was held, by Deputy Maritza Espinales, First Vice President of the Board of Directors, on the importance , structure and operation of the IPU, as well as the participation, progress and achievements of Nicaragua's legislative parliament. Present at the event were the honourable deputies, members of the staff from the various Standing Committees, the Parliamentary Library, Citizen Participation and Public Information Division and the International Parliamentary Relations Division.


On 30 June 2021, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia is celebrating 130 years of its membership of the IPU. 


The National Assembly of Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Young Parliamentarians’ Forum (YPF) and Sustainable Social Development Goals (SDGs) Parliamentary Task Force, organized an awareness and advocacy session on International Day of Parliamentarism 2021. The session was widely attended and appreciated by around 60 participants including Chief Guest Mr. Asad Qaiser, Honorable Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, Guest of Honor Mr. Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Honorable Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, President Young Parliamentarians’ Forum Mr. Shahid Ahmed and Mr. Riaz Fatyana, Chairman SDGs Parliamentary Task  Force. 

United Kingdom

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, marked International Day of Parliamentarism 2021 with the raising of the IPU flag, and said MPs had a right to shine a spotlight on those who have no voice.


The Parliament of Uzbekistan promoted the IPU's youth campaign following the recent visit of the IPU Secretary General, Martin Chungong. The President of Uzbekistan addressed the nation on 30 June to mark the International Day of Parliamentarism.