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This practical series provides detailed information on the issues, legal instruments, policy responses and concrete actions required for parliamentarians to be able to address global challenges to development and humanitarian action.

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This handbook, jointly produced with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Fund for Women, was inspired by a series of regional and national seminars on Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective. Intended as a reference tool, this handbook sets out practical examples of parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process.

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Jointly produced by the IPU and UNICEF, this Handbook covers a wide range of themes related to child protection, including trafficking of children, violence against children, female genital mutilation, the sexual exploitation of children, children and war, and juvenile justice. The Handbook serves as a catalyst for action, providing concrete examples of ways and means of building a protective environment for children and parliamentarians' responses to the challenges of child protection.

 

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This Guidance Note was jointly produced by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Guidance Note results from a survey carried out among a selection of parliaments, governments and Red Cross National Societies. It is a practical tool aimed at assisting parliaments and other actors in developing an enabling legal environment for volunteerism.

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Jointly produced by the IPU and UNICEF, this Handbook focuses on concrete measures that parliamentarians can take to combat child trafficking. The Handbook serves as a catalyst for action, providing concrete examples of ways and means of building a protective environment for children and parliamentarians' role in this regard.

 

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Published jointly by the IPU and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Handbook on Human Rights for Parliamentarians is intended for parliamentarians who want to familiarize themselves with the framework that has been set up since 1945 by the United Nations and regional organizations to protect and promote human rights. It presents the notion of human rights and the core contents of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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A joint publication by the IPU and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), this book aims to provide some insights into the role played by parliaments, not only of those countries directly affected by conflict, but also those of other countries, in coming to terms with the legacy of abuse that so often marks sustained periods of internal strife. The handbook provides a number of innovative examples of transitional justice experiences and concrete suggestions for parliamentarians as they support reconciliation.

 

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The handbook was produced jointly by the IPU Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre). The Handbook was formally launched on 30 April 2007, during the 116th IPU Assembly in Bali (Indonesia). The publication follows the adoption by the 114th IPU Assembly (Nairobi, 2006) of a resolution on The role of parliaments in strengthening the control of trafficking in small arms and light weapons and their ammunition.

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Jointly produced by the IPU and UNICEF, the Handbook provides recommendations and examples of good practices to enable parliamentarians to follow up the recent United Nations Secretary- General's Study on Violence against Children. The Handbook was formally launched on 2 May 2007, during the 116th IPU Assembly in Bali (Indonesia). At the launch, parliamentarians were encouraged to make use of theHandbook, disseminate it in parliament and translate it into national languages.

 

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This tool, produced by IPU and UNICEF, is designed specifically for members of parliament from South Asia. It focuses on the particular issues and challenges related to juvenile justice in the region. The regional guide is based on the results of a survey carried out by UNICEF and includes practical recommendations for parliamentary action.

 

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The Handbook explains in practical terms the rationale and objectives of a new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. It also delves into the ways in which parliaments can translate the rights and principles at the core of the Convention into tangible action on the home front. The Handbook, a joint publication of the IPU, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was released in English at the 117th IPU Assembly in Geneva (8-10 October 2007).

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Jointly produced by IPU, UNDP and UNAIDS, this Handbook is both a call to action for parliamentary leadership and a reference book to which parliamentarians and their staff may turn for information and guidance on specific issues of importance in the response to HIV. It provides many illustrations of good practices by legislatures and gives examples of leadership by individual parliamentarians. The Handbook is designed to help parliaments and their members to exercise fully their legislative, budgetary and oversight powers to tackle HIV in their communities and countries.

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Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It offers guidance on how national legislation can be brought in line with international standards by, for example, defining trafficking in persons and criminalizing all its forms. It outlines measures to prevent commission of the crime of trafficking in persons, to prosecute offenders and to protect victims. It also contains advice on how to report on this crime and how to enlist civil society in the cause.

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This Handbook is the result of a combined effort by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Its purpose is to assist parliaments and their members to bring address the question of missing persons and to ensure that comprehensive national policies are adopted to prevent disappearances, ascertain the fate of missing persons and provide help for their families.

 

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