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This comparative research paper looks at the governance of parliamentary administrations. Parliamentary administrations – responsible for providing the organizational, day-to-day, budgetary and technical functions of parliaments – play a key role in effective functioning of parliaments by offering administrative expertise
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.
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
Parliaments are at the heart of the response to climate change. The brochure focuses on parliaments’ role in strengthening the international response. It also highlights four key action areas with practical recommendations on how to achieve delivery on reducing global
Parliamentarians play a key role in the effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540. In the face of a growing and pervasive terrorist threat, which strikes unpredictably and indiscriminately, it is imperative to take the necessary measures to prevent
Many aid-recipient countries either do not have a proper national aid policy or have policies that are not strong enough to include strong accountability measures. The IPU commissioned this note to provide guidance on: working together to develop a clear
These guidelines provide legislatures with necessary elements for the strengthening of research services.
HIV treatment is a cornerstone of the AIDS response, helping to prevent AIDS-related deaths and avert new infections. People are still dying, however, because HIV treatment is not reaching all who need it. This publication lists actions that parliamentarians can
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
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
Gender quotas are increasingly being used as a way to increase women’s political participation and representation. The Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas is a unique collection of data on how such quotas are being used around the world. It presents