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Women in power in 2023: New data shows progress but wide regional gaps

More women than ever hold political decision-making posts worldwide but gender parity is still far off, according to the 2023 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics.
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New IPU report shows that women MPs have never been so diverse

According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022 , women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning
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bahrain

MPs from around the world to convene in Bahrain for 146th IPU Assembly

The 146th IPU Assembly will be held in Manama, Bahrain from 11 to 15 March 2023, hosted by the Parliament of Bahrain. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world are expected to attend the deliberations on the overall theme
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water

IPU and UNGA to focus on water in annual hearing

Hundreds of Parliamentarians, Speakers and related officials gather in the lead-up the UN 2023 Water Conference
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Fiji

Parliaments after the pandemic: New IPU e-Parliament Report

The IPU’s newly released World e-Parliament Report 2022 shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in parliaments and made them more flexible, innovative and resilient. This seventh edition of the report is based on a survey of 123
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Darfur

Ensuring universal health coverage: New resource for parliamentarians

The IPU and the World Health Organization (WHO) have produced a handbook on universal health coverage (UHC) intended to help parliaments fulfil their roles as enablers of UHC. Here are its main features.
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Ramanayake

MPs in danger all over the world – but some good news too

On the eve of Human Rights Day, the IPU has released its annual global snapshot of the situation of threatened parliamentarians. A record number of 739 parliamentarians from 44 countries all over the world suffered violations of their fundamental rights
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ipu145

IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality

Parliamentarians from around the world have adopted the Kigali Declarat ion Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world at the end of the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. The Declaration
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Cynthia Lopez

First Cremer-Passy Prize goes to Mexico and Ukraine

Ms. Cynthia Lopez Castro of Mexico, and the Chairman and all the Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine have been awarded the first Cremer-Passy Prize at the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. The prize is named after the
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ipu145

IPU Assembly calls for end to Russian occupation of Ukraine

The 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda has adopted a resolution on Ukraine entitled Condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine and of the subsequent annexation of territories, in defence of the territorial integrity of all States. The resolution calls for
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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 1200 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 144 th 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
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