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Jean Wyllys

IPU figures reveal most human rights violations against parliamentarians are State-sponsored

In the lead-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, the IPU has announced its yearly figures of alleged human rights violations against members of parliament in 2019. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, a unique mechanism
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IPU publishes new guidelines to eliminate sexism and harassment in parliament

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the IPU has published a comprehensive set of guidelines to combat sexual harassment and violence against women in parliament . The guidelines offer advice and practical
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Afghan refugees

Regional parliamentary consultations on the predicament of refugees

Hosted by the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), and organized by the IPU in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the African Regional Parliamentary Conference on Comprehensive Responses to Refugee Situations – Effective Parliamentary Approaches , took place
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P20 meeting

P20 strengthens parliamentary dimension of G20

The House of Councillors of the National Diet of Japan, in close cooperation with the IPU, brought together parliamentarians from the world’s 20 major economies at the sixth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday 4 November. The
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Costa Rica information seminar

First IPU information seminar for parliamentary staff in Latin America

The IPU has held its first regional information seminar in Latin America on the functioning of the organization. The seminar was held in San José, Costa Rica, on 27 and 28 November 2019 in partnership with Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly.
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child nutrition

MPs pledge action on nutrition at SUN Global Gathering

Parliamentarians from 20 countries participating in the 2019 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Global Gathering in Nepal have jointly signed a pledge where they commit to take action on nutrition. The parliamentarians have committed to encouraging their respective governments to
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141st IPU Assembly

#IPU141 Video Highlights

From celebrating 130 years of the IPU's rich past to empowering youth for the future, from the first parliamentary resolution on universal health care to increasing the number of women MPs, discover the highlights of the IPU's 141st Assembly in
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130th anniversary

Video highlights of the 130th anniversary

Watch how IPU members around the world celebrated the IPU's milestone anniversary .
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Renewing our commitment to protecting the rights of the child

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) joins the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which, while dedicated to its high cause, should ensure the promotion of the rights of the child. The IPU applauds
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IPU calls for reconciliation on Cambodia’s Independence Day

The IPU congratulates Cambodia on its national day 9 November. It urges the Cambodian authorities to promote reconciliation and peaceful interaction between all political forces, including opposition leaders, in the interests of strengthening democracy that delivers for all the people
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The President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, welcomed delegations from France and Britain, with Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General

Statement by the French and British Groups of the IPU for the 130th anniversary

Gathered in Paris to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first meeting of the IPU on 29 and 30 June 1889, the French and British Groups of the IPU reaffirm in the following statement their commitment to the IPU.
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IPU concerned about further deterioration of political crisis in Venezuela

The IPU is concerned about the arrest on 8 May of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Edgar Zambrano. His arrest follows the decision of the Constituent Assembly to strip him of his parliamentary immunity as well as that of six other members of the National Assembly, and with the likelihood of three more to come.
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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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