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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.
This handbook, co-published with the International Labour Organization (ILO), is aimed to help parliamentarians address the issue of the 25 million people globally who are subject to forced labour.
This handbook, jointly published with UNHCR, promotes good practices in nationality laws.
The overall aim of this handbook is to help parliamentarians better understand international standards on freedom of expression.
The Handbook for Parliamentarians No. 27 – A Guide to international refugee protection and building state asylum systems , jointly published by the Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addresses contemporary challenges and
This self-assessment toolkit, produced by the IPU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides parliaments with the framework to evaluate their readiness to engage on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It further helps parliamentarians identify good practices, opportunities and
Drawing on IPU’s extensive experience, this toolkit should help parliaments evaluate how gender sensitive they are, assess their current practices and policies, identify possible areas for reform, plan for change, and establish mechanisms to monitor progress.
Handbooks
The first edition of this Handbook was issued more than ten years ago. This long-awaited update includes references to new human rights instruments and mechanisms, and to new challenges, opportunities and threats.
This Handbook is the most recent outcome of many fruitful years of cooperation and partnership between the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is specially designed to familiarize parliamentarians with the general principles of the
This handbook covers the issues, tools and policy responses to international migration.
There are an estimated 10 million people in the world who are not recognized as a national of any country, i.e. stateless. Every year, tens of thousands of children are born stateless. Statelessness is not just about identity but also
Although indigenous peoples make up five per cent of the global population, they account for one third of the one billion extremely poor rural people. In addition, indigenous peoples suffer widespread violations of rights and are often excluded from decision