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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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ipu leadership

Ready for another 130 years of empowering parliaments

“When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the great French theorists of democracy of the 19th century. As the IPU enters its 130th year, the spirit of our founding members is still very much alive at a time when parliamentary democracy is threatened in many parts of the world. This year, we look forward to celebrating our anniversary with you, by looking back at our rich history, in order to guide and illuminate us for the future.
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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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Gabriela Cuevas Barron

VIDEO: IPU President Gabriela Cuevas on the role of parliament and the IPU in achieving the SDGs

IPU President and Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas talks about how the Mexican authorities have been consulting with various groups in the country to achieve the SDGs, including indigenous peoples. She also talks about how the IPU helps parliaments to achieve
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Jiko Fatafehi Luveni

VIDEO: Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Speaker of the Parliament of Fiji, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Speaker of the Parliament of Fiji, explains what Fiji is doing to achieve the SDGs. The priorities are to address poverty and improve levels of unemployment. Ms. Luveni was attending the parliamentary side events at the UN
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Lucian Romascanu

VIDEO: Lucian Romascanu, Romanian MP, on parliaments' role in achieving SDGs

Lucian Romascanu, Romanian MP, speaks about Romania's commitment to achieving SDGs and which Goals are particularly important for the country, such as sustainable consumption and gender equality. He was at the Parliamentary side event at the UN High Level Political
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Lucila Crexell

VIDEO: Lucila Crexell, Argentinian MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Lucila Crexell, Argentinian MP, explains what the Argentinian Parliament is doing to achieve the SDGs and the importance of focusing on all the Goals. She was at the Parliamentary side event at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable
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Thilanga Sumathipala

VIDEO: Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lankan MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lankan MP, speaks about how the Sri Lankan Parliament is achieving the SDGs and how consumerism is affecting the future in terms of natural resources. He was at the Parliamentary side event at the UN High Level
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Linda Duncan

VIDEO: Linda Duncan, Canadian MP on parliament's role in implementing SDGs

Linda Duncan, Canadian MP, speaks of the challenges faced by the Canadian Parliament in monitoring the implementation of the SDGs. She was at the Parliamentary side event at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New
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Philippus Katamelo

VIDEO: Philippus Katamelo, Namibian MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Philippus Katamelo, Namibian MP, speaks about engaging other sectors in achieving SDGs and how the SDGs' emphasis on land is important for Namibia. Land is important for Namibia, since 90% of the country's economy depends on agriculture. Mr. Katamelo was
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Petra Bayr

VIDEO: Petra Bayr, Austrian MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Petra Bayr, Austrian MP, speaks about the importance of SDGs to developed countries and what the Austrian Parliament has been doing to achieve them. She stresses that the Goals related to sustainable consumption and production are key to Austria. Ms
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Saber Chowdhury

VIDEO: Bangladesh MP and Honorary IPU President Saber Chowdhury on parliament's role in achieving SDGs

Bangladesh MP and Honorary IPU President Saber Chowdhury talks about how the Parliament of Bangladesh is working to achieve the SDGs. He emphasizes the importance of accurate data to help MPs to engage with the SDGs and mitigate the effects
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