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.
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