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IPU President

Inclusive parliaments are democracy’s best hope

Opinion piece by Gabriela Cuevas, President of the IPU, on the occasion of International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2019.
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Shahzaib Durrani

Three questions for Shahzaib Durrani, young MP, Pakistan

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Shahzaib Durrani, young MP from
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Rayya Al-Manthari

Three questions for Rayya al-Manthari, young MP, Oman

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Rayya al-Manthari, young MP from
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Marta Grande

Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy

Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from
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Melvin Bouva

International Youth Day: Highlighting the importance and value of youth

Statement by Melvin Bouva, President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Suriname on International Youth Day International Youth Day is a recognition of one of humanity’s most valuable resources: the enthusiasm,
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Susan Kihika

VIDEO: Susan Kihika, Kenyan MP, on gender equality

Susan Kihika, Kenyan MP and President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians, on the barriers preventing women from running for office. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other
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Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir

VIDEO: Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir, Icelandic MP, on youth in parliament

Aslaug Sigurbjornsdottir, MP from Iceland, on how young people can be encouraged to run for parliament. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other interviews from the 140th IPU
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Dennis Dawson

VIDEO: Dennis Dawson, Canadian MP, on parliamentary diplomacy

Dennis Dawson, MP from Canada, on the role of parliamentary diplomacy. He was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019 Watch other interviews from the 140th IPU Assembly in Doha.
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Nimo Boulhan Houssein

VIDEO: Nimo B. Houssein, MP from Djibouti, on gender equality

Nimo Boulhan Houssein, MP from Djibouti, on the barriers preventing women from running for office. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. (Video in French) Watch other interviews from the
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Dorji Khandu

VIDEO: Dorji Khandu, Bhutanese MP, on youth in parliament

Dorji Khandu, MP from Bhutan, on how to encourage young people to run for parliament. He was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other interviews from the 140th IPU Assembly
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Silvia Monica Dinica

VIDEO: Silvia Monica Dinica, Romanian MP, on gender equality

Silvia Monica Dinica, MP from Romania, on the barriers preventing women from running for office. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other interviews from the 140th IPU Assembly
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Juan Pablo Letelier

VIDEO: Juan Pablo Letelier, Chilean MP, on human rights and climate change

Juan Pablo Letelier, MP from Chile, on the human rights of parliamentarians and on what we need to do on climate change. He was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch
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Anne Tolley

VIDEO: Anne Tolley, MP from New Zealand, on gender equality

Anne Tolley, MP from New Zealand and Second Vice-President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians, on the barriers that prevent women from running for office. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10
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Martin Chungong

VIDEO: IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong on challenges to multilateralism

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong speaks about the challenges faced by the current architecture of multilateralism and the importance of making it relevant again. He was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February 2019. Watch the other videos
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Philippe Gosselin

VIDEO: Philippe Gosselin, French MP, on the challenges facing the multilateral system

Philippe Gosselin, parliamentarian from France, speaks about the challenges faced by the multilateral system and explains how parliaments can reinforce the public's confidence in international organizations. He was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February 2019. (Video in
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Safa Alhashem

VIDEO: Safa Alhashem, Kuwaiti MP, on the challenges faced by the multilateral system

Safa Alhashem, parliamentarian from Kuwait, speaks about the challenges faced by the multilateral system and explains how parliaments can reinforce the public's confidence in international organizations. She was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February 2019. Watch the
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Kool Sonny Bayone

VIDEO: Kool Sonny Bayone, MP from the Central African Republic, on challenges faced by multilateralism

Kool Sonny Bayone, MP from the Central African Republic, speaks about the challenges faced by the multilateral system and how parliaments can reinforce the public's confidence in international organizations. He was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February
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Cecilia Widegren

VIDEO: Cecilia Widegren, Swedish MP, on challenges faced by the multilateral system

Cecilia Widegren, parliamentarian from Sweden, speaks about the challenges faced by the multilateral system and explains how parliaments can reinforce the public's confidence in international organizations. She was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February 2019. Watch the
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Former Swedish MP Ulrika Karlsson at the launch of the IPU/PACE report in October

Parliaments are failing women MPs

By Gabriela Cuevas, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we call on parliaments to build
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Raphael Igbokwe

Three questions for Raphael Igbokwe, MP Nigeria

Raphael Igbokwe, MP in the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives, President of the Forum of Young MPs in Nigeria and a former member of the IPU’s Forum of Young Parliamentarians, inaugurates the section. The IPU interviewed Raphael Igbokwe on the
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