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social media

IPU publishes new social media guide book for parliaments

To provide guidance in what can sometimes be a challenging and even dangerous space, the IPU has published a new Social Media Guide for Parliaments and Parliamentarians. The guide is designed as a practical tool on how to use social
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Annual IPU figures reveal increasing violence against parliamentarians, especially women MPs

In the lead-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, the IPU has released its yearly figures on the human rights abuses experienced by parliamentarians around the world. The numbers confirm an upward trend of reported violations against parliamentarians. They
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Venezuela

Opposition MPs suffer human rights violations against backdrop of elections

New allegations of human rights violations against parliamentarians in countries holding elections have recently been brought to the attention of the IPU. The cases involve opposition MPs whose basic rights to freedom of expression, assembly and movement have reportedly been
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Duarte Pacheco

Duarte Pacheco elected new IPU President in historic virtual vote

Mr. Duarte Pacheco has been elected as the 30th President of the IPU after an unprecedented online election during an extraordinary virtual session of the IPU’s Governing Council, its main decision-making body made up of parliamentarians from around the world
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Ms. Seham Sergiwa

IPU Human Rights Committee urges end to impunity for murdered, tortured and kidnapped MPs

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians has renewed its calls to national authorities to bring to account those involved in the past abuse of members of parliament, including murder. Although some of the cases are more than
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UNGA

2021 Hearing: Parliamentarians focus on fighting corruption

On 17 and 18 February, the IPU and the United Nations brought together some 400 parliamentarians, as well as diplomats, representatives from civil society and experts for a virtual sitting of the Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations. This
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recycling

Six ways MPs can support a green recovery from COVID-19

The unfolding tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic also offers parliaments a unique chance to address climate change while rebuilding and reimagining national economies. A new IPU policy note, Green approaches to COVID-19 recovery: Policy note for parliamentarians, published in partnership
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2020

A year of crisis but also opportunity

As the pandemic threw most of the world into turmoil, the IPU remained open for business to support its Members and continue its work of empowering parliaments and parliamentarians for democracy. Discover our end-of-year animation here.
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Myanmar soldiers

IPU human rights committee calls for respect for Myanmar MPs’ fundamental freedoms

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CHRP) is very concerned about the situation of several Members of the Myanmar Parliament who are under house arrest or whose movements are being severely curtailed. The IPU strongly condemned the
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Myanmar

IPU Statement on Myanmar

The IPU strongly condemns the military coup in Myanmar on the day the new Parliament (the Hluttaw) was due to reopen. We call for the immediate release of those detained unlawfully and for respect of democratic institutions. Any disputes over
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health

IPU calls for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

The IPU and the parliamentary community call on governments to give fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination through support for COVAX, the only global mechanism to distribute vaccines equitably across the world. The positive news of the roll-out of
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Hiroshima

IPU Statement on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Celebration of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 January 2021 The Inter-Parliamentary Union welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which sets a new
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Fadli Zon

A conversation with...Fadli Zon, MP, Indonesia

As part of a new 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 Fadli Zon, a parliamentarian from Indonesia
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Harriett Baldwin

A conversation with...Harriett Baldwin, MP, United Kingdom

As part of a new 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 Harriett Baldwin, a Member of Parliament
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Mohamed Ali Houmed

A conversation with...Mohamed Ali Houmed, MP, Djibouti

As part of a new 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 Mohamed Ali Houmed, a Member of
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Issa Mardo

A conversation with...Issa Mardo Djabir, MP, Chad

As part of a new 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 Issa Mardo Djabir, a Member of
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