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Strengthening the IPU’s accountability

Transparency, democracy and accountability are key organizational values and critical factors in ensuring that the IPU achieves its strategic objectives.


How does the IPU strengthen its accountability?

The IPU nurtures a culture of mutual accountability on all levels – for and between its Member Parliaments, between Member Parliaments and the IPU Secretariat, and within the Secretariat itself through its offices in Geneva, New York and Vienna.

The IPU is also pursuing its digital transformation, making better use of technology to reach Members who cannot necessarily travel while also accelerating its efforts to become a greener organization and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The IPU continues to lead the way in terms of gender sensitivity by implementing its Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and working towards targets identified for effective gender mainstreaming and achieving gender parity within the Organization.

The IPU's Working Group on Transparency, Accountability and Openness oversees the implementation of measures to make the IPU more transparent. 


Annual Reporting– Parliamentary action in follow-up to IPU resolutions and other decisions

The impact of the IPU depends greatly on how Member Parliaments follow up on the outcomes of Assemblies and other IPU activities, and share details on results accomplished.

Each year, a number of parliaments from each IPU Geopolitical group are designated to answer a survey and report on actions taken to implement IPU resolutions and decisions. You can read more about what happens after an IPU Assembly here.

Based on responses, a yearly report is presented to the IPU Governing Council. Highlights of good practices of Member Parliaments are also shared on our website as case studies.

The IPU Secretariat welcomes all contributions by Member Parliaments to the 2023 IPU Reporting exercise on Parliamentary action in follow-up to IPU resolutions and other decisions. If you are an IPU Member Parliament wishing to complete the survey and share your good practices with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.