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Bundesversammlung - Assemblée fédérale - Assemblea federale (Federal Assembly), Nationalrat - Conseil national - Consiglio nazionale (National Council)

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

Women in parliament
41.5%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
39.5%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 0.00 million people
  • Number of MPs 200 MPs
  • Legislature bicameral
  • Last election Oct 2019
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.parlament.ch
  • More data from Parline

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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News in brief
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The House of Parliaments welcomed a high-level delegation from Mongolia on 15 August. Led by the Secretary General of the Mongolian Parliament, Ms. Luvsandorj Ulziisaikhan, the delegation included parliamentary and government officials, as well as representatives from the Swiss Cooperation
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Press releases
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#IPU139: Parliaments demand immediate action on climate change

With catastrophic climate change threatening to hit many parts of the world in just over a decade, 149 national parliaments have adopted an emergency resolution calling for decisive action. Concluding the 139th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the resolution, called Climate change – Let us not cross the line, follows the report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to the IPCC report, limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires urgent and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.
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Press releases
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#IPU139: Placing science at the heart of parliaments, policy-making and peace

Over 1300 MPs and parliamentary staff from around the world will meet in Geneva for the 139th IPU Assembly from 14-18 October. Under the umbrella theme of science, technology and innovation, the Assembly will cover multiple subjects including fake news, sexism and harassment in parliaments, human rights, disarmament, counter-terrorism, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and migration.
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Workshop
Geneva , Switzerland
Workshop for members of Parliamentary Human Rights Committees from French-speaking countries that have recently or will soon be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council.
Oct 25 2021

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