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Rafah

IPU leadership statement on the humanitarian pause in Gaza

We applaud the humanitarian pause to the fighting in Gaza and the deal to release Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. We hope the pause will alleviate the immense suffering of the people of Gaza and allow essential food, medicine and
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Aid for Gaza

IPU leadership statement on the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Gaza

We are deeply concerned by the escalation in fighting in Gaza. We are increasingly worried by the rising death toll in the West Bank We are horrified by the unprecedented extent of casualties on both sides and the immense human
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Gaza city

IPU leadership statement on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

The IPU is increasingly alarmed by the unfolding catastrophic humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. We reiterate our utter condemnation of any violence against civilians. The acts of terror committed by Hamas have done nothing to help the Palestinian people
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Gaza strip

IPU leadership statement on the situation in the Middle East

The IPU is following with great concern the fighting in Israel and the Gaza Strip. We strongly condemn the attacks by Hamas against Israeli towns and are concerned by reports that citizens have been taken hostage. We offer our deepest
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Victor Gonchar

IPU notes Swiss verdict in case of Victor Gonchar

The IPU notes with interest the verdict delivered by the Swiss district criminal court of Rorschach (St. Gallen) in the case of the Belarusian opposition parliamentarian Mr. Victor Gonchar (Hanchar). Mr. Gonchar disappeared in September 1999, along with opposition colleague
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Libreville

IPU statement on Gabon

The IPU condemns the military coup in Gabon and urges the armed forces to show maximum restraint. The health and well-being of the president should be protected. The IPU calls for a swift return to constitutional order in respect of
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niger

IPU Statement on Niger

The IPU strongly condemns the attempted coup in Niger that took place on 26 July, following reports that democratically elected president Mohamed Bazoum had been seized by guards inside his official residence and was being held prisoner with his family
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Mugabi

IPU condemns attack against MP Susan Mugabi

The IPU vehemently condemns the violent attack against Ugandan opposition MP, Susan Mugabi that took place on 21 April. According to the information received by the IPU, Ms. Mugabi was allegedly assaulted by the police, leaving her in a critical
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Nigeria

More women needed in decision-making in Nigeria

Statement by the IPU Gender Partnership Group The IPU firmly believes that the equitable participation of women in politics is essential for strong democracies and for sustainable development. We stand in support of women’s political participation and representation in Nigeria
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Président, Dr. Ousmane Bougouma

Burkina Faso: The IPU lends its support to the ALT

Geneva, Switzerland, 9 February 2023 On the invitation of the IPU Secretary General, a delegation from the Transitional Legislative Assembly (ALT) of Burkina Faso, led by its President, Dr. Ousmane Bougouma, today visited IPU headquarters. The visit took place in
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Türkiye

IPU statement on earthquake in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic

The IPU and the global parliamentary community express their deepest sorrow at the devastation and extensive loss of life in the wake of the earthquakes that struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria earlier this week. We convey our deepest condolences
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Mursal Nabizada

Tribute to Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada

It is with great sadness that the IPU learnt of the murder of former Afghan parliamentarian Ms. Mursal Nabizada. According to news reports, Ms. Nabizada and her bodyguard were shot dead at her home in Kabul on 15 January. Ms
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Parliament of Brazil

Condemnation of attack on Brazil Congress

The IPU condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks on the Brazilian Congress and other state institutions on Sunday 8 January. Nearly two years to the day of the assault on the US Congress, the events in Brasilia serve
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Senegal parliament

IPU statement on violence in the Senegal Parliament

The IPU condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence that took place in the Senegal National Assembly this week, committed by two parliamentarians, Mr. Yewi Askanwi and Mr. Moustapha Sy, against a pregnant parliamentarian, Ms. Gniby Amy Ndiaye. Any
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Kherson

IPU leadership statement following annexations of four regions of Ukraine

We support and align ourselves with the position of the United Nations, as expressed by the UN Secretary-General, in condemning the illegal annexations of four regions (Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia) of the sovereign country of Ukraine, in violation of
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Russian prisoners

IPU statement on the prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine

The IPU welcomes the prisoner exchange between the Russian Federation and Ukraine that took place on 21 September. The IPU commends all the countries involved in the negotiation involving some 250 prisoners. The exchange is a welcome sign that cooperation
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1989

Message to the UK Government on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and its wider membership, we offer our deepest condolences to the British Royal Family, the Government and
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Phyo Zayar THaw

IPU calls for respect for rights of detained MPs in Myanmar

The IPU is deeply concerned by reports that the prison conditions of detained parliamentarians in Myanmar have worsened and that the military authorities have banned all prison visits. In the wake of the recent executions by the authorities of Mr
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trade

Statement of the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO

Within the framework of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO adopted the statement below inviting the members of the WTO to make every effort to achieve
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flags

IPU and the AFP commit to a reinvented multilateralism

On the occasion of 24 April, International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF) and the IPU joined forces to reaffirm their common commitment to multilateralism through parliamentary diplomacy. In these particularly difficult
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