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Parliament, Parliament (Parliament)

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

Women in parliament
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
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.

Innovation stories

Case study: Republic of Fiji

Though much of the Pacific has remained free of COVID-19 cases, parliaments in the region have not been unaffected. This case study highlights the work done by the Parliament of Fiji to enable it to operate during the pandemic.
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News in brief
MPs at 140 IPU Assembly

Over 30 per cent of parliaments surveyed pass new legislation thanks to IPU

In a recent survey of IPU Member Parliaments, 31 per cent of respondents confirmed that new legislation had been put in place as a direct result of IPU assemblies, programmes, initiatives and resolutions. Of the sample, 75 per cent also
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News in brief
health clinic

New IPU data reveals challenges for parliaments in SDG implementation

New IPU data paints a mixed picture of the role of parliaments in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While examples of good practice have emerged, with some parliaments playing a very active role, the data also shows that implementation of the SDGs and involvement in the voluntary national review process remain primarily government-led.
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Jiko Fatafehi Luveni

VIDEO: Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Speaker of the Parliament of Fiji, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Speaker of the Parliament of Fiji, explains what Fiji is doing to achieve the SDGs. The priorities are to address poverty and improve levels of unemployment. Ms. Luveni was attending the parliamentary side events at the UN
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News in brief
Session at the meeting

MPs pledge to take action on climate change

Participants of the Parliamentary Meeting held during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn called on countries to undertake economy-wide reductions in emissions and strengthen mitigation efforts, given the “alarming gap” between the reductions needed and the national pledges made in Paris. The Parliamentary Meeting took place on 12 November 2017 and was co-organized by the IPU and the Parliaments of Fiji and Germany.
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Case studies

Case studies
fiji sdgs

Fiji Parliament works with government and civil society on climate change

The Fijian Parliament is wholly focused on mainstreaming the SDGs into the work of its six standing committees: (1) Social Affairs; (2) Natural Resources; (3) Justice, Law and Human Rights; (4) Foreign Affairs and Defence; (5) Economic Affairs; and (6)
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Case studies

Fiji: Embracing participatory democracy

After eight years of interruption involving several military coups, the Parliament of Fiji was re-established under a new Constitution in 2014. Following substantial voter turnout, the new parliament recognized from the outset the importance of engaging with the community to
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Related events

Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific region on the SDGs


Regional seminar on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through a human rights perspective

Nadi, Fiji

Recent human rights cases

Find out more about the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians

In the region