News in brief

28 January 2016

IPU President Saber Chowdhury has accepted an invitation to join a high-level group on  Every Woman Every Child, a global movement led by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

28 January 2016

MPs in Rwanda have held a meeting with leaders of key government ministries as part of a drive to improve healthcare for women, children and adolescents.   The country has made progress in cutting some maternal deaths, but more needs to be done in

21 December 2015

As the curtain draws on another year, we would like to extend to you and yours our best wishes for the season. 2015 has been a memorable and eventful year for us at the IPU and for the global parliamentary community at large.

9 December 2015

The Speaker of the Micronesian Congress Wesley W. Simina handed over a cheque of US$100,000 to IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong as a practical first step in his parliament’s support for IPU’s work on migration.

30 November 2015

The Hungarian Parliament celebrated the 120th anniversary of the creation of the Hungarian National Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on 30th November with a look at both the past and the future.  IPU President Saber Chowdhury officially open

19 November 2015

The challenge of addressing the needs of women and girls during conflict in the Arab region has been put under the spotlight at a parliamentary workshop in Tunisia.

11 November 2015

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has pledged support for a new initiative on gender equality, building on his and the Organization’s ground-breaking record in the field.

29 October 2015

MPs have called for fresh action to help ensure that UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is more widely implemented and respected as they marked its 15th anniversary.

29 October 2015

New guidelines on how parliamentarians can speed up HIV treatment have been published by IPU and UNAIDS.  Fast-tracking HIV treatment: Parliamentary action and policy options defines a ra

29 September 2015

Seven parliaments from the Pacific Island countries – Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu - have provided a regional impetus to the Common Principles for Sup