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Women MPs

Women’s political leadership: Striving for a 50 per cent balance in 2030

Joint Statement by the IPU and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women International Women’s Day 40th Anniversary of CEDAW Women’s leadership and the equal participation of women and men in public affairs and decision-making are
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IPU calls for peaceful change and dialogue in Venezuela

IPU calls for peaceful change and dialogue in Venezuela

The IPU expresses its grave concern about the escalating crisis in Venezuela. It reminds the authorities of their duty to guarantee the basic human rights of the people, including those of peaceful demonstration. The IPU continues to monitor carefully for
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MP Jacques Ehouo, © AFP

IPU calls for respect of parliamentary immunity in Côte d’Ivoire

The IPU is concerned by the prosecution of Mr. Jacques Ehouo and the detention of Mr. Alain Lobognon, both MPs in the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire, and the violation of their parliamentary immunity enshrined in Articles 91 and 92
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Sri lanka parliament

IPU calls for integrity of Sri Lanka parliament to be respected

The IPU is increasingly concerned about the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, triggered on 26 October by President Sirisena’s removal of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe followed by suspension of Parliament.
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Kofi Annan

The IPU mourns the death of Kofi Annan

It is with great sadness that we learn that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has passed away. He was one of the world’s great true leaders and an extraordinary diplomat who made an invaluable contribution to world peace, as demonstrated
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Theo-Ben Gurirab

IPU regrets the passing of former IPU President Theo-Ben Gurirab

The IPU is saddened by the death of Theo-Ben Gurirab in Windhoek last Saturday. Dr. Gurirab was IPU President from 2008 to 2011. He was a world leader who brought great distinction and wisdom to the position. Dr. Gurirab was a prominent politician in Namibia and one of the architects of the country’s independence. As SWAPO’s representative to the United Nations, he was one of the team negotiating for independence. He held several posts in the young country’s government: Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 2002, Prime Minister from 2002 to 2005, and Speaker of the National Assembly from 2005 to 2015. He also presided over the 54th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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