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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

Zambia’s National Assembly innovates with – and shares - a parliamentary app

Faced with the disruptions of COVID-19, Zambia’s National Assembly shifted to hybrid meetings, mixing physical presence with digital connections. But parliamentary business remained hard to manage. A new eChamber app may be changing all that.
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Zambian Parliament: Citizen Interaction via Radio

How the National Assembly of Zambia implemented “questions and answers” sessions through radio broadcasts
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Related news

News in brief

How to mitigate these five threats to democracy

Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its
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News in brief
Blas Llano and Patrick Kemper

Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign

On this International Youth Day, the IPU congratulates all the young MPs making a mark in their respective parliaments. They are the future of democracy but with less than 3% of MPs under 30, young people remain severely under-represented. Increasing
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News in brief

Parliamentary public engagement seen around the world

As the international organization of parliaments, the IPU is committed to strengthening the relationship between the elected and the electors. The Global Parliamentary Report 2022 , published jointly by the IPU and UNDP, focuses on improving that relationship through better
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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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Case studies

Case studies

Zambia’s Youth Parliamentary Caucus

After signing up to the “I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament!” campaign, the first woman Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Changemaker Ms. Nelly Mutti, helped establish a groundbreaking new youth body, the ‘ Zambia Youth Parliamentary Caucus
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Case studies

North-South Partnerships for the SDGs- Austria and Zambia

The NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments (PNSD) was an initiative funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and implemented by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) which supported collaboration between the Austrian Parliament and partner parliaments in the global
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Related events

The IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

Lusaka, Zambia

134th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings

Lusaka, Zambia

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