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These publications are reference books, guidelines and tools that support the development of national parliaments.

These publications are reference books, guidelines and tools that support the development of national parliaments.

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This new guide accompanies the IPU flagship publication Common Principles for Support to Parliaments.
These guidelines offer advice and practical information for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff on how to transform parliaments into gender-sensitive environments free from sexism and abuse. Learn more about the IPU's work on gender equality.
This practical guide draws on the experiences and practices of several legislatures. It is intended to help parliaments to take informed decisions when developing their capacity to publish records of plenary and committee proceedings. It will be of particular interest
This guide is a practical tool for LDC parliaments on action they can take in support of the Brussels Programme of Action (BPOA), including by establishing or strengthening already existing parliamentary structures. It is also intended for use by UN
The new tool is intended to assist members of parliament in their oversight of national progress and investments made towards achieving the MDGs from the perspective of disaster risk reduction, a crucial component of development policies. Goal by goal, the
This guide is intended as a practical tool for parliamentarians who wish to organize themselves into cross-party groups and step up to the challenge that HIV presents. It is also designed for the civil society organizations that wish to work
More than 80 caucuses for women parliamentarians now exist globally. In a political environment still heavily dominated by men, these practical “Guidelines for Women’s Caucuses” provide all the information you need to have on why such groups for women parliamentarians
With the global AIDS response becoming increasingly hampered by the criminalization of key populations, this study aims to encourage and assist parliamentary scrutiny of legislation that impedes effective HIV interventions. It highlights the various processes in selected parliaments that led
Part of the IPU's campaign and programme of work to tackle violence against women, the third Conference for members of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender equality was entitled A Parliamentary Response to Violence against Women. Held in December 2008, the
ʺKnowledge is powerʺ runs the adage. During the Conference on 'Informing Democracy', held in October 2008, a participant completed it by adding “and we are trying to make very powerful MPs”. This aspiration is fundamental to the quality of parliamentary
This brochure was designed for the IPU campaign Parliaments Take Action on Violence against Women. It focuses on six priority actions for parliaments identified as the principal elements and strategies likely to effectively contribute to putting an end to violence
This illustrated booklet reports on the work of the Conference on broadcasting of parliamentary business through dedicated TV channels and public broadcasting systems, held in Geneva on 19 October 2006. The Conference was convened by the IPU, the European Broadcasting
This illustrated booklet reports on the work of the annual 2006 session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, which took place in December 2006 and was a joint undertaking of the IPU and the European Parliament. The booklet includes
As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote and protect human rights, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, organized this seminar, which
As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality and respect for women's rights, the IPU organised a first seminar of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender issues in Geneva, in December 2006. The seminar
The Plan of Action for Gender-sensitive Parliaments was adopted unanimously by the 127th IPU Assembly (Quebec City, October 2012). It is a key policy document for the IPU and its member Parliaments. It was drawn up following extensive consultation with
You cannot wait for the people to come to parliament; you need to go where the people are. Today, the people are on social media. Increasingly, parliaments are there too. Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments draws on the experience of
The ʺModel Act for the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistanceʺ is intended to assist countries to strengthen their legal preparedness for international disaster cooperation. The Model Act was developed over a two-year period as
This illustrated booklet reports on the work of the annual 2008 session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, which took place in September 2008 and was a joint undertaking of the IPU and the European Parliament. The booklet includes
Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the world, a little girl is a victim of genital mutilation. Three million girls are excised every year. To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM on 6 February 2008, more than 100