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Reports

This category covers recurring publications that offer updated information about IPU and priority themes including women’s and youth participation in politics.

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The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (2 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments, regional and world trends, information on women presiding officers and women candidates. It also analyses mechanisms aimed at supporting women's access to parliament. The brochure is short and easy to read, providing a snapshot on the situation of women in parliaments worldwide.

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The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (2 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments, regional and world trends, information on women presiding officers and women candidates. It also analyses mechanisms aimed at supporting women's access to parliament. The brochure is short and easy to read, providing a snapshot on the situation of women in parliaments worldwide.

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Format:
A4

The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (2 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments, regional and world trends, information on women presiding officers and women candidates. It also analyses mechanisms aimed at supporting women's access to parliament. The brochure is short and easy to read, providing a snapshot on the situation of women in parliaments worldwide.

Year of publication:
Format:
A4

The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (2 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments, regional and world trends, information on women presiding officers and women candidates. It also analyses mechanisms aimed at supporting women's access to parliament. The brochure is short and easy to read, providing a snapshot on the situation of women in parliaments worldwide.

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A4

Case studies aim to gather first hand experiences from parliaments on working methods, procedures, challenges and opportunities for working towards more inclusive parliaments. Interviews with leading actors inside and outside parliament inform the preparation of each case study.

 

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Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the experiences of members of minority and indigenous groups serving in parliaments, (c) the ways in which parliaments include these groups in their work, and (d) how minority/indigenous representatives are able to make an effective and meaningful contribution to parliamentary work.


 

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The Global overview contains an analysis of responses to a questionnaire sent to all national parliaments in 2009. The aim of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the nature of parliamentary inclusion of minorities and indigenous peoples and to provide a global overview of the state of minority representation in national legislatures. While some of the problems that individual parliaments face might be country-specific, there are a significant number of topics and themes that appear recurrent in different national contexts.

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This illustrated booklet reports on the work of the annual 2011 session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, which took place in March 2011 as a joint undertaking of the IPU and the European Parliament. The booklet includes speeches at the inuagural session, discussion papers, excerpts of the debate, description of side events and the text of the Declaration adopted at the end of the session.


 

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The Report on Gender-Sensitive Parliaments is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments (2008). That Survey had found that women were overwhelmingly the main drivers of progress in gender equality in parliament, but that parliaments, as institutions, must also shoulder their share of the responsibility. This finding begs the questions: What are parliaments doing to foster gender equality? What policies inform gender equality efforts?

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This paper summarizes the results of a worldwide survey on politicl party control over the exercise of the parliamentary mandate conducted in 2009-2010 by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The notion of party control should be interpreted in a wider sense than loss of the parliamentary mandate by an MP as a result of conduct breaching party discipline. However, loss of the parliamentary seat is definitely the most severe consequence of the change of party membership or a breach of

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The briefs introduce priority issues requiring action by parliamentarians towards a world with zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. They accompany the IPU-UNAIDS-UNDP Handbook for parliamentarians,
ʺTaking action against HIV and AIDSʺ. The Handbook and the Briefs call for bold parliamentary leadership and serve as reference volumes that legislators and their staff can consult for information and guidance on awide range of issues relating to the epidemic.

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From 25 to 27 May 2005, the House of Parliaments was host of the Seminar on Freedom of Expression, Parliament and the Promotion of Tolerant Societies. In organising this event, the Inter-Parliamentary Union had associated itself with an expert organization in the field of freedom of expression, Article 19, the Global Campaign for Free Expression. It was the second seminar organized specifically for chairpersons and members of parliamentary human rights committees.

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Published on the occasion of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women which reviewed progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, this information kit is composed of six data sheets on women's participation in politics over the past 60 years:

Historical table on the institutional and legal evolution of States and the presence of women in national parliaments;
Progress and Setbacks of Women in National Parliaments between 01.07.1995 and 01.02.2006;

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The briefs introduce priority issues requiring action by parliamentarians towards a world with zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. They accompany the IPU-UNAIDS-UNDP Handbook for parliamentarians,
ʺTaking action against HIV and AIDSʺ. The Handbook and the Briefs call for bold parliamentary leadership and serve as reference volumes that legislators and their staff can consult for information and guidance on awide range of issues relating to the epidemic.

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Public expectations of parliament are evolving, under the influence of information and communication technologies. Citizens are demanding greater accountability from their representatives. Parliaments are making efforts to engage with citizens more effectively, but the tangible impact on parliamentary work is rarely visible. Parliaments need to continually adapt and evolve in order to keep pace with changes in society.

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The World e-Parliament Conference 2007 took place in Geneva on 11 October 2007. The event, jointly organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, brought together 70 delegations from around the world composed of members of parliament, secretaries general, ICT directors and staff, librarians, research and legislative officials to exchange experiences on the use of ICT in parliament.

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