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Kigali

Parliament of Rwanda to host the 145th IPU Assembly

Kigali/Geneva, Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The Parliament of Rwanda will host the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its related meetings in Kigali from 11 to 15 October. More than 1000 delegates, including some 60 Speakers and Deputy
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Task Force

IPU Task Force concludes visits to Kyiv and Moscow

The IPU Task Force for the peaceful resolution of the war in Ukraine has concluded its initial mission to Kyiv and Moscow. The Task Force – led by MP Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi of the United Arab Emirates and composed
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Ukraine

IPU Task Force on Ukraine visits Kyiv and Moscow

On the invitation of the Ukrainian and Russian Parliaments, the IPU Task Force for the peaceful resolution of the war in Ukraine is visiting Kyiv and Moscow during the week of 11 July. The IPU delegation is led by the
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Afghan parliament

International Day of Parliamentarism 2022: More diversity, slightly fewer functioning parliaments

On the eve of the International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU’s 133rd anniversary on 30 June, a snapshot of the state of parliaments and parliamentarians offers mixed results. According to the latest IPU figures, some parliaments are becoming more
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Swedish Parliament

IPU launches new indicators to measure parliamentary performance

The IPU and partners have published a radically new approach to measuring parliamentary progress with the launch of a preliminary version of indicators that will allow parliaments to give themselves a health check. The Indicators for Democratic Parliaments is an
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brazil

For parliaments, and the people they represent, better engagement is vital

IPU and UNDP publish third edition of the Global Parliamentary Report based on two years of research and contributions from over 70 parliaments.
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ihr

Preparing for the next pandemic

To help draw lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and be better prepared for the next health crisis, the IPU and the World Health Organization (WHO) have jointly published Strengthening health security preparedness: The International Health Regulations (2005). This is the 34th handbook for parliamentarians published by the IPU. The handbook is designed to be an essential tool for parliamentarians and parliaments on bolstering emergency preparedness and health security.
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IPU144

IPU Assembly mobilizes parliaments to act on climate emergency

Hosted by the Indonesian Parliament, the 144th IPU Assembly brought together some 110 national parliaments on the theme ‘Getting to zero: Mobilizing parliaments to act on climate change’. In one of the first major in-person events in the region since
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ipu144

IPU Assembly calls on parliamentary diplomacy to end war in Ukraine

The 144th IPU Assembly, meeting in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, has condemned “the ongoing Russian use of force against Ukraine as a violation of the Charter of the United Nations, including the principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity.” This is according to a resolution on an emergency item placed on the agenda of the Assembly for the consideration of all the Members present.
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Indonesia

IPU Assembly aims to intensify parliamentary action on the climate emergency

The 144th IPU Assembly will be held in Nusa Dua from 20 to 24 March 2022, hosted by the Parliament of Indonesia. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world will meet in person on the theme of Getting to
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Mexico MPs

New IPU report: more women in parliament and more countries with gender parity

The global proportion of women parliamentarians has increased by 0.6 percentage points to reach 26.1 per cent according to the IPU’s latest Women in Parliament in 2021 report. This is in line with progress seen in the past two years. The increase can be largely attributed to the critical role played by well-designed quotas.
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Myanmar

MPs’ rights abused in 1 in 4 countries according to latest IPU data

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians reports human rights violations against 685 parliamentarians in 47 countries, almost one in four countries in the world. Many of the cases are new. This is another all-time high record for
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UN GA

IPU and UN General Assembly open annual hearing

The United Nations is co-hosting its largest in-person gathering since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of parliamentarians from around the world attending the 2022 Parliamentary Hearing, a joint initiative of the IPU and the President of the
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strategy

New direction of travel confirmed for the IPU

The 2022-2026 IPU strategy was unanimously approved by Member Parliaments at the 143rd IPU Assembly in November 2021, in Madrid, Spain. The new Strategy lays out the IPU’s roadmap for the next five years with a renewed mandate to continue
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9/11

Model Legislative Provisions for victims of terrorism

Geneva/New York/Vienna The IPU, together with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism/United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNOCT-UNCCT) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched today the Model Legislative Provisions to support and protect the rights and needs
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Myanmar

Political instability accounts for record number of persecuted MPs worldwide

The IPU has recorded another all-time high number of parliamentarians suffering from alleged human rights violations according to its annual figures released on the eve of Human Rights Day. The data reveal that at least 673 parliamentarians from 44 countries
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IPU143

Martin Chungong re-elected Secretary General of the IPU

At the 143rd IPU Assembly in Madrid, Spain, last week, Martin Chungong was unanimously re-elected for a third four-year term as Secretary General of the IPU.
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ipu143

Global parliamentary solidarity for vaccine equity in the fight against COVID-19

At the 143rd IPU Assembly in Madrid, Spain, parliamentarians from around the world have rallied around an emergency resolution to support equitable access to vaccines, particularly in the developing world. Against the backdrop of the emergence of the omicron variant
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ipu

Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report

A new study by the IPU and the African Parliamentary Union (APU) shows that sexism, harassment and violence against women are ubiquitous in parliaments across Africa. This is the second in a series of IPU regional studies, following a 2018
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AFP

Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation

Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery
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