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IPU study reveals widespread sexism, harassment and violence against women MPs

A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reveals that sexism, harassment and violence against women MPs are global problems that impede gender equality and undermine the foundations of democracy.
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Women gather at the Voter Registration Conference for the Municipal Advisory Board, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

IPU Assembly to highlight parliaments as early responders to human rights abuses

MPs from 138 countries will convene next week in Geneva to determine among other issues specific ways in which parliaments can respond effectively to serious human rights violations and their underlying causes, including human rights situations likely to lead to conflict.
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More democracy key to achieving sustainable development by 2030

The aspirations for a fairer world set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will only be met if there is more democracy worldwide, said the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today.
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UN resolution on interaction between the UN, national parliaments and the IPU breaks new ground

The United Nations General Assembly adopted on 25th July by consensus a resolution on Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
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IPU report reveals how ICT is changing parliaments

A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has found major steps forward in how the world’s parliaments are using information and communications technologies (ICT) to engage with citizens.
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MPs at world trade conference urge strong action to boost development

A global meeting of MPs specializing in international trade has called for urgent action to implement multilateral agreements which benefit the developing world. More than 400 parliamentary delegates from around 60 countries attended the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade
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Developing world in the spotlight for MPs at WTO event

A meeting of MPs specializing in international trade is expected to call for urgent action to implement multilateral agreements which benefit the developing world. The Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization (WTO), co-chaired by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and
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MPs from Middle East take historic first steps on water crisis

Members of Parliament from the Middle East, including Israel and Palestine, have identified a series of historic first steps to tackle the critical issue of ensuring water supplies across the region. In a unique three-day round-table meeting that ended today
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MPs from Middle East to work together on critical water issue

Members of Parliament from the Middle East, including Israel and Palestine, will take part in a round-table event next week to seek solutions to the critical issue of Middle East water resources. The MPs will explore scientific and technological solutions
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IPU Committee to undertake Syria refugee mission in Lebanon

Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law are to undertake a three-day mission to Lebanon to assess the Syrian refugee crisis. The mission, starting on 30 May, will investigate the situation of Syrian
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IPU stresses critical role of parliamentary immunity after Turkish vote

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has stressed the critical importance of the principle of parliamentary immunity after a vote in the Turkish Parliament amending the constitution effectively stripped a quarter of the country’s MPs of their immunity. IPU is concerned that
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IPU welcomes progress on human rights cases in DRC and Iraq

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World’s parliaments pledge to work together to counter terrorism

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IPU increasingly worried by reduced space for political expression

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An identity for world’s unregistered children a global priority

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Comoros, Egypt and Guyana bring IPU membership to 170 parliaments

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IPU report reveals chronic under-representation of young people in world’s parliaments

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Global parliamentary conference seeks ways to rejuvenate democracy

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World’s young MPs aim to take lead on global development

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Few highlights in year of mixed results for women’s participation in parliament

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