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Parliament, National Assembly

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

A “digital-first” chamber for a more open, greener parliament in Namibia

The CIP team spoke with Vaapi Kaenda, System Administrator at the Parliament of Namibia, about the “digital-first” chamber that was introduced in 2020, and the impacts for a more open and greener Parliament.
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News in brief
young mps

11 young MPs who are helping to rejuvenate parliaments worldwide

The IPU’s Forum of Young Parliamentarians is a unique global body created 10 years ago to boost youth participation in parliaments and to allow young lawmakers to network among their peers. The Forum is all the more important as, according
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gender equality

What is a gender-sensitive parliament?

What are the criteria that make a parliament gender-sensitive? Which parliaments are more gender-sensitive than others? How can your parliament become more gender-sensitive? Answers in this short video.
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Philippus Katamelo

VIDEO: Philippus Katamelo, Namibian MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Philippus Katamelo, Namibian MP, speaks about engaging other sectors in achieving SDGs and how the SDGs' emphasis on land is important for Namibia. Land is important for Namibia, since 90% of the country's economy depends on agriculture. Mr. Katamelo was
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Theo-Ben Gurirab

IPU regrets the passing of former IPU President Theo-Ben Gurirab

The IPU is saddened by the death of Theo-Ben Gurirab in Windhoek last Saturday. Dr. Gurirab was IPU President from 2008 to 2011. He was a world leader who brought great distinction and wisdom to the position. Dr. Gurirab was a prominent politician in Namibia and one of the architects of the country’s independence. As SWAPO’s representative to the United Nations, he was one of the team negotiating for independence. He held several posts in the young country’s government: Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 2002, Prime Minister from 2002 to 2005, and Speaker of the National Assembly from 2005 to 2015. He also presided over the 54th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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