News in brief

27 May 2016

In a historic double-first at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has delivered a speech committing IPU to mobilizing parliaments for more successful outcomes on health, and has attended the first-ever parlia

18 May 2016

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has stressed the organization's commitment to working for gender equality and has outlined strategic steps necessary for progress.

31 March 2016

MPs from Central and East European Parliaments will continue work on defining opportunities and challenges they and their parliaments face in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when they meet in Romania next month.

30 March 2016

MPs from across the world called for a paradigm shift in attitudes to women’s participation in political processes within parliaments, political parties and society.  The call came at the 134th IPU Assembly in Lusaka last week during a session on

30 March 2016

IPU’s Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, which for more than 30 years has been a unique opportunity for women MPs globally to meet in person and provide input into international decision-making, has a new name – the Forum of Women Parliamentarians

13 March 2016

An IPU team has completed a mission to Egypt, assessing the needs of the country’s parliament for the next phase of its development.

8 March 2016

Members of Parliament from across Africa have recommended fresh action to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), after a seminar in Côte d’Ivoire.

3 March 2016

Canada has signed an agreement with IPU to provide two million Canadian dollars in funding to help women parliamentarians in developing countries play a stronger leadership role.

29 February 2016

IPU Members attending the 134th Assembly in Zambia (19-23 March) will address the critical question of how to rejuvenate democracy and give voice to youth.

29 February 2016

Young Members of Parliament are set to define their role in delivering the new generation of development goals when they meet at their annual Global Conference in Zambia next month.  Agenda 2030: Youth leading the w