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Majlis Watani Itihadi (Federal National Council)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Youth in parliament
40%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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IPU Member Parliaments walking the talk

Parliamentarians are good at taking the floor to speak. Indeed the origin of the word “parliament” comes from the French "parlementer” - to speak until you reach an agreement. However, beyond the words, IPU Member Parliaments also follow up on IPU assemblies, initiatives and resolutions with concrete actions. At the 139 th Assembly in October 2018, IPU Member Parliaments reported on measures they had taken over the past years as a result of IPU activity.
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News in brief
A Tunisian teacher works with her students on March 8, 2011 in Tunis

SDGs as agents of change in the Arab world

Gender equality and good governance were the main themes discussed at the first Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Gender Equality to take place in the North Africa Middle East region. Organized jointly by the IPU, the Arab IPU, and the House of Representatives of Egypt, the seminar was attended by MPs from 15 countries in the Library of Alexandria, Egypt last week.
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Press releases
Members of the IPU Committee on Middle East Questions

MPs from Middle East find innovative solutions to regional water issues

Members of Parliament from the Middle East, including Israel and Palestine, have declared that access to clean water should not be politicized and should not be used as a weapon in regional conflicts. In a second roundtable, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Committee on Middle East Questions, MPs from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates have also agreed concrete measures to tackle the water crisis that threatens to further aggravate regional instability. The areas earmarked for action include: mapping those communities most threatened by water scarcity, establishing a regional parliamentary network on water governance and supporting MPs’ on shaping equitable and sustainable legislation on water management.
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Press releases
Speaker Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, IPU President and IPU Secretary General briefing the press on the Summit.

Women Speakers of Parliament seek to shape global agenda for security and prosperity

Women Speakers of Parliament from 35 countries will work together to define concrete actions to promote global economic growth, sustainable development, technological advancement and environmental security. Meeting in Abu Dhabi on 12-13 December under the theme United for Shaping the Future, the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will focus on their unique role in uniting parliamentarians to deliver sustainable prosperity and security in a rapidly changing world for present and future generations.
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