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Veronica Nduati, Kenya

A conversation with... Veronica Nduati, Kenya

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Veronica Nduati, a member of parliament from
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Reinhold Lopatka

A conversation with... Reinhold Lopatka, Austria

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Reinhold Lopatka, a member of parliament from
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Margareta Cederfelt

A conversation with... Margareta Cederfelt, Sweden

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Margareta Cederfelt, a member of parliament from
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Mai Dung, Viet Nam

A conversation with... Mai Dung, Viet Nam

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Mai Dung, member of the National Assembly
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Water access

Calling on parliaments: Human rights and the potential of Parliamentary Water Caucuses

By John Oldfield The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948, envisions “a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want”. It is the vision
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Dr. Somayeh Rafiei

Interview with Dr. Somayeh Rafiei, Chair of the Environmental Committee of the Parliament of Iran

How is climate change affecting your country? Currently, one of the most significant impacts of climate change in the Persian Gulf Region is the increase in sand and dust storms. The region is particularly prone to these storms due to
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Tulia Ackson

Interview with Tulia Ackson, IPU President

Tulia Ackson, Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania, became the 31st IPU President following elections in November 2023. In her first IPU interview, she describes her journey to the Presidency and outlines her main priorities for the next three years.
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Ackson and Chungong

2023: A more global and inclusive IPU

End of year message from the IPU leadership On the eve of its 135th year, the IPU has never been so close to universal membership, with the accession in 2023 of the parliaments of Liberia and the Bahamas, our 179th
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Vicky Ford

AI–4/5: On violence against women in politics, identify best practice and share it

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has prompted many experts to warn about its impacts on democracy. To explore this issue further, the IPU is preparing a series of articles on the topic. In this fourth piece, British MP
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Rapporteurs COP27-28

Passing the baton from COP27 to COP28

What did COP27, the UN Climate Conference which took place in Egypt in 2022, achieve from a parliamentary perspective? And what were the lessons learnt to pass on to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who are hosting COP28 in just
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Ibrahim Mohammed

A conversation with...Ibrahim Mohammed, MP, Nigeria

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Ibrahim Mohammed, the youngest federal parliamentarian from
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Climate laws

Climate change laws of the world

In the lead-up to COP28 , the UN climate conference, discover how to use the global database of over 5000 laws and policies on climate change in this 2-minute video. The database is managed by the London School of Economics
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Uruguay parliament

Back to the future in Uruguay

The Second World Summit of the Committees of the Future took place from 25-27 September 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the theme of Bringing the future into the present: The democracy of the future, artificial intelligence and parliaments. The Summit
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In a clinic

The path toward Universal Health Coverage

What is Universal Health Coverage? And why are parliaments critical to implementing this key part of the development agenda? Find out more in this 1-minute video and download the IPU/WHO Handbook The Path to Universal Health Coverage .
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M. Lacroix

AI-3/5: On peace and security, parliaments must keep AI in check

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has prompted many experts to warn about its impacts on democracy. To explore this issue further, the IPU is preparing a series of five articles on the topic. In this third piece, Belgian
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Mamonaheng Mokitimi

A conversation with...Mamonaheng Mokitimi, President of the Senate, Lesotho

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Mamonaheng Mokitimi, President of the Senate of
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Meritxell Batet

A conversation with...Meritxell Batet, President of the Congress of Deputies, Spain

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Meritxell Batet, President of the Congress of
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Karen Bradley

A conversation with...Karen Bradley, United Kingdom

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Karen Bradley, Chair of the British IPU
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Christine Schwarz-Fuchs

A conversation with...Christine Schwarz-Fuchs, Austria

As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Christine Schwarz-Fuchs, parliamentarian from Austria. This interview
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