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UN Building NY

IPU Annual Hearing to focus on education

On 17 and 18 February, the IPU and the United Nations, represented by the President of the General Assembly, will bring together close to 200 parliamentarians from over 60 countries, as well as diplomats, representatives from civil society, and experts
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Forum of Women MPs

Serbia steps up efforts for gender parity

The Serbian Parliament has announced an amendment to its electoral laws with a new minimum quota of 40 per cent of candidates on electoral lists for parliamentary and local elections from the less-represented gender. The Parliament adopted amendments to two
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The fourth edition of the IPU Innovation Tracker includes examples from the parliaments of Bhutan, Indonesia, Kenya and Tonga including how they are harnessing new technology such as AI and cloud-based IT solutions.
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National Guard in Caracas

New evidence of human rights violations against MPs

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians has released new evidence of human rights violations against 509 parliamentarians from 39 countries, a significant increase compared with the 468 cases that were recorded in October 2019. Most of the
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Voices
Tundu Lissu

Interview with Tundu Lissu, opposition leader, Tanzania

Voices is part of an IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Tundu Lissu, a former opposition MP
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Consultancy
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Description IPU and UNDP are working on a third Global Parliamentary Report (GPR). The main objective of the GPR is to develop recommendations and present good practice examples for more effective parliaments. The primary target audience is the parliamentary community,
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Martin Chungong

Martin Chungong appointed Chair of International Gender Champions Global Board

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has become the Chair of the Global Board of the International Gender Champions (IGC), a leadership network that works to break down gender barriers in international organizations, governments, civil society and the private sector. Mr.
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Aleksandra Jerkov

Interview with Aleksandra Jerkov, MP from Serbia

Voices is part of an IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Aleksandra Jerkov, MP from Serbia and
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