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The IPU Activities Report offers a summary of the salient events and meetings. Richly illustrated with photographs, this publication provides a vital overview of the activities of the world organisation of parliaments. The final section covers more institutional aspects such
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
The World e-Parliament Report 2008 represents a first effort to establish a baseline of how parliaments are using, or planning to use ICT to help them fulfill their responsibilities and to connect to their constituencies. The Report is based on
Infographics
The poster is a "snapshot" of the presence of women in the Executive and Legislative branches of Government, in January 2008. It is published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, on
This publication is the result of survey research conducted by the IPU between 2006 and 2008. It collates insights from both men and women parliamentarians into the factors that shape decision making. It provides concrete examples of how parliamentarians are
This self-assessment toolkit invites parliaments to evaluate their democratic performance against a set of criteria based on the core values set out in IPU’s ground-breaking study, Parliament and democracy in the twenty-first century: A guide to good practice . The
Reports
As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality and respect for women's rights, the IPU organised its second meeting of members of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender issues in Geneva, in December 2007.
The Second Annual Conference of Women Parliamentarians and Women in Political Decision-Making Positions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States took place in Abu Dhabi on 30 and 31 October 2007. Women parliamentarians and women in politics from Bahrain, Kuwait,
By Hironori Yamamoto. Parliamentary oversight is a multi-faceted activity. Tools for parliamentary oversight examines the mechanisms and processes used in oversight activities. It identifies and analyzes the tools that are commonly found in plenary and in committee work, where detailed
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
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
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