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IPU President and Secretary General

130 years after the foundation of the IPU, the struggle for democracy continues

An end-of-year message from IPU leadership. We should never take democracy for granted. Many of our parents and grandparents fought for it in the Second World War and in battles for independence from colonial rule. In the 1990s we celebrated
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Lisa Cameron

Interview with Lisa Cameron, MP – The UK Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

UK MP Lisa Cameron discusses the engagement of the UK Parliament in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the importance of a “whole-of-parliament” approach to the SDGs and making sure no one
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Saeed Al-Mutawa

Interview with Saeed Al Mutawa, MP – The United Arab Emirates Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

UAE MP Saeed Al Mutawa discusses the engagement of the Federal National Council (FNC) of the United Arab Emirates in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the creation of a specific parliamentary committee. The
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Bernadette Wuyatta Songa

Interview with Bernadette Wuyatta Songa, MP – The Sierra Leone Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Sierra Leonean MP Bernadette Wuyatta Songa discusses how the Sierra Leone Parliament is engaging with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the Parliament's recent experience with the IPU-UNDP self-assessment toolkit: Parliaments and the Sustainable Development
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Haider Ali Khan

Interview with Haider Ali Khan, MP – The Parliament of Pakistan's engagement with the SDGs

Pakistan MP Haider Ali Khan discusses the engagement of the Parliament of Pakistan in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the importance of involving public representatives. The interview took place at the 141st IPU
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Bani Mustapha

Interview with Wafa Bani Mustafa, MP – The Jordanian Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Jordanian MP Wafa Bani Mustafa discusses the engagement of the Jordanian Parliament in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including challenges faced. The interview took place at the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade in October
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Chen Guomin

Interview with Chen Guomin, MP, on the Chinese Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Chinese MP Chen Guomin discusses the engagement of the National People’s Congress in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the Parliament's interregional programme with the IPU. The interview took place at the 141st IPU
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Dennis Dawson

Interview with Dennis Dawson, Canadian MP, on the Canadian Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Canadian Senator Dennis Dawson discusses the engagement of the Canadian Parliament in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including actions taken by the Parliament and how parliamentarians can strengthen their engagement with the
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Equality for all

10 Ways to Improve Gender Equality at the UN

Gender equality is vital to realizing human rights for all; without it we have no hope of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Yet no country has achieved full gender equality. When it comes to women’s participation in parliament globally,
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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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