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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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Martin Chungong

VIDEO: IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong on the SDGs

Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, talks about the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how the IPU worked to bring parliaments into the preparatory process for the Agenda. He also explains how IPU helps parliaments to engage
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Ulrika Karlsson

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Ulrika Karlsson, President, IPU Bureau of Women MPs and Swedish Parliamentarian

Ulrika Karlsson, President of the IPU Bureau of Women MPs, Ex Officio Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Swedish MP, talks about the importance of having more women in parliament in this video for the first International Day of
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Robert del Picchia

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Robert del Picchia, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and French MP

On the occasion of the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018, Robert del Picchia, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and French MP, talks about the dangers faced by parliaments today and the importance of the parliamentary system
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 Margareta Kiener Nellen

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Margareta Kiener Nellen, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Swiss MP

On the occasion of the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018, Margareta Kiener Nellen, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Swiss MP, talks about why parliaments have lost the confidence of the people and how they can
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Agnes Zani

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Agnes Zani, Kenyan Parliamentarian

Agnes Zani, Kenyan MP representing IPU Executive Committee Member Kenyan Speaker K.M. Lusaka, talks about how parliaments can build trust in people in this video for the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. Watch the the other videos
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Kazem Jalali

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Kazem Jalali, Vice-President, IPU Executive Committee and Iranian Parliamentarian

Kazem Jalali, Vice-President, IPU Executive Committee and Iranian MP, speaks about parliaments as the symbol of democracy in this video for the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. Watch the the other videos from the International Day of
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Hege Haukeland Liadal

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Hege Haukeland Liadal, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Norwegian Parliamentarian

Hege Haukeland Liadal, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Norwegian MP, speaks about the importance of women and youth being represented in parliaments in this video for the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. Watch the the
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Fawzia Benbadis

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Fawzia Benbadis, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Algerian MP

Fawzia Benbadis, Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Algerian MP, speaks about women in parliament on the occasion of the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. (Video in French) Watch the the other videos from the International
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Konstantin Kosachev

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Konstantin Kosachev, Vice-President, IPU Executive Committee and Russian MP

Konstantin Kosachev, Vice-President, IPU Executive Committee and Russian MP, speaks about the different kinds of parliamentary democracy on the occasion of the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. Watch the the other videos from the International Day of
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