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Malaysian MPs

IPU welcomes Malaysian MPs to discuss food security

This week, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong welcomed a delegation of MPs from the Parliament of Malaysia to the House of Parliaments. The delegation comprised members of the Malaysian Parliament’s Special Select Committee on Agriculture and Domestic Trade. On the
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refugees

Global parliamentary solidarity for those forced to flee because of climate change and conflict

Communities impacted by climate change are often already struggling with poverty. Floods, storms, unreliable rainfall, and hotter and drier conditions further affect access to human rights and basic needs such as water, food, livelihoods and land. Sometimes, the consequences of
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Five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics

As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and
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women mps

Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on

The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a
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Asia-Pacific parliamentarians call on carbon polluters to reduce emissions

Dozens of parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific region have called on the big carbon polluters to shoulder more responsibility for climate change and to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement. The parliamentarians met in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 13-14 September, for
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women

How to mitigate these five threats to democracy

Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its
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Tanzila Norbaeva

Five things to know about Women Speakers of Parliament

As the IPU 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament approaches, here’s everything you need to know about the state of play for today’s female leaders. It’s no secret that women have had to put up a tenacious fight to
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Mohamed Ali Houmed

Parliamentarians in Djibouti turn the spotlight on human rights

Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of Djibouti have been showcasing their work to promote and protect human rights through a new communications campaign launched by the President of the National Assembly and targeted at the country’s citizens. The campaign is
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IPU welcomes delegation from Mongolia to mark the signing of a new MoU

The House of Parliaments welcomed a high-level delegation from Mongolia on 15 August. Led by the Secretary General of the Mongolian Parliament, Ms. Luvsandorj Ulziisaikhan, the delegation included parliamentary and government officials, as well as representatives from the Swiss Cooperation
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Blas Llano and Patrick Kemper

Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign

On this International Youth Day, the IPU congratulates all the young MPs making a mark in their respective parliaments. They are the future of democracy but with less than 3% of MPs under 30, young people remain severely under-represented. Increasing
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Mia Mottley

Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way

Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. The IPU is committed to
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Cabo Verde

Lusophone parliaments commit to action on climate change

The National Assembly of Cabo Verde hosted a meeting of the IPU’s Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries last week in Praia on the theme Climate change in the face of the challenges of sustainable development. The Portuguese-speaking parliaments shared the specific
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Celebrating the 133rd IPU Anniversary in Uruguay

The IPU Executive Committee met this week in Montevideo, Uruguay, for its 288th session as well as to celebrate the 133rd anniversary of the IPU on International Day of Parliamentarism on 30 June. In parallel, the IPU, in partnership with
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New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the
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Turkey conference

Parliamentary conference calls for stronger international solidarity to protect refugees

Some 300 parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, including 16 Speakers and Deputy Speakers, from over 50 countries convened in Türkiye on 20-21 June for a global parliamentary conference on migration, organized jointly by the IPU and the Grand National Assembly of
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Ukraine

IPU sets up Task Force for Ukraine

A newly-formed IPU Task Force made up of parliamentarians from around the world met virtually on 25 April to explore possible parliamentary solutions to contribute to an end to the war in Ukraine. This diplomatic effort at the global parliamentary level aims to complement on-going peace efforts at the governmental and UN level.
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Sahar Albazar

Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

On 15 and 16 June, some 200 young parliamentarians from 60 countries convened in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt for the Eight IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians. The conference was jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Egypt. This year’s
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More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament

All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government. According to
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Parliamentary public engagement seen around the world

As the international organization of parliaments, the IPU is committed to strengthening the relationship between the elected and the electors. The Global Parliamentary Report 2022, published jointly by the IPU and UNDP, focuses on improving that relationship through better engagement
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Martin Chungong

IPU plays key role in coalition to support science diplomacy

Although the concept of “science diplomacy” is barely a decade old, it is becoming a well-established marriage of the two fields in which the soft power of science is harnessed to encourage countries to work together, and diplomacy supports scientific
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