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Statement on bomb attacks in Uganda

The IPU Executive Committee strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kampala near the Parliament on Tuesday 16 November 2021. The IPU extends its condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a fast recovery to the many injured
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Afghan parliament

Statement on Afghanistan

Joint Statement of the Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian law and the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Afghanistan
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Statement on Yemen by IPU Committee on Middle East Questions

The IPU Committee on Middle East Questions expresses its strong concerns over the recent escalations in the brutal conflict in Yemen, causing what has become known as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Committee strongly condemns the violations of UN
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Jersualem

Statement on Jerusalem events by IPU Committee on Middle East Questions

Having met on Monday 10 May 2021, the IPU Committee on Middle East Questions continues to closely monitor the developments unfolding in East Jerusalem. It expresses grave concerns over the escalation of violence and tensions that have unfortunately cost human
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Mali 2020

Joint Call by IPU and CEDAW Committee on International Women's Day 2021

View the monthly ranking of women in national parliaments Our shared commitments Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Member States have recognized the equal right of women and men to participate in public
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Myanmar soldiers

IPU human rights committee calls for respect for Myanmar MPs’ fundamental freedoms

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CHRP) is very concerned about the situation of several Members of the Myanmar Parliament who are under house arrest or whose movements are being severely curtailed. The IPU strongly condemned the
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Myanmar

IPU Statement on Myanmar

The IPU strongly condemns the military coup in Myanmar on the day the new Parliament (the Hluttaw) was due to reopen. We call for the immediate release of those detained unlawfully and for respect of democratic institutions. Any disputes over
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health

IPU calls for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

The IPU and the parliamentary community call on governments to give fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination through support for COVAX, the only global mechanism to distribute vaccines equitably across the world. The positive news of the roll-out of
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Hiroshima

IPU Statement on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Celebration of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 January 2021 The Inter-Parliamentary Union welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which sets a new
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US congress

IPU Statement on assault on US Congress

The IPU and the parliamentary community strongly condemn the violence and the assault on the US Capitol on Wednesday 6 January. The integrity of this bastion of democracy and of the representatives of the people of the United States must
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IPU concerned about violence during recent parliamentary elections in Myanmar

The IPU is concerned about reports of violence against parliamentarians and candidates during 8 November general elections in Myanmar. According to the information received by the IPU, parliamentarian Mr. U Htike Zaw was shot dead at his home in Shan
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IPU calls for swift return to constitutional rule in Mali

The IPU strongly condemns the coup in Mali that took place on 18 August. Any change of government through the military goes against the core principles of democracy. The IPU calls for respect for the rule of law and for
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Beirut explosion

IPU statement on explosions in Beirut

The IPU and the parliamentary community express their shock and sadness at the devastation and loss of life caused by the blasts in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday 4 August. We convey our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial,

IPU reiterates calls to eliminate nuclear weapons

On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (6 and 9 August), the IPU renews its calls for parliamentary action to ban the 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. In a letter co-signed with the
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Tundu Lissu

IPU Human Rights Committee urges Tanzanian authorities to ensure safety of returning opposition leader Tundu Lissu

Mr. Tundu Lissu, a former member of the Tanzanian Parliament and a vocal opposition leader, is due to return home on 27 July. Mr. Lissu survived an assassination attempt in 2017 and has since been abroad for medical treatment after
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Presidential Statement for Victory in Europe Day

Geneva, 8 May 2020 Dear colleagues, dear friends! Victory day is celebrated in many countries of the world on May 8 and 9. And in spite of the fact that the official date of the end of the Second World
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Presidential Statement on the IPU Assembly

Dear colleagues, dear friends, Today – on 16 April 2020 – we were supposed to meet in Geneva at the opening of the regular 142nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. As you know, the Assembly has been postponed, as have
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IPU joins UN in calling for immediate global ceasefire in view of COVID-19

Joint Statement The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments and empowers parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development. Working together within this institution, we strongly support the UN Secretary-General’s appeal for an immediate global ceasefire in view
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IPU calls on Members to support COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The IPU stands in solidarity with its Member Parliaments, partners and friends in the face of the coronavirus health emergency. We wish all those affected personally a speedy recovery and much strength in the coming weeks. The IPU also expresses
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IPU work continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPU will be working differently over the next few weeks to protect the health of our staff and in the interests of social responsibility to prevent the further spread of the virus through
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