Month: February 2020

The Assembly of the Union of Myanmar has received support from international donors including the IPU in line with the Common Principles.

A new Guide to Common Principles

The IPU has just published Putting parliamentary self-development into practice: Guide to the Common Principles for Support to Parliaments. As the global organization of national parliaments, one of the IPU’s core functions is to strengthen parliaments. The Common Principles set out a basis for support to parliaments by providing a development framework for the work […]

Harriett Baldwin was part of the February 2020 BGIPU delegation to the UN Parliamentary Hearing in New York

IPU Annual Hearing focused on education

Release from the IPU Secretariat On 17 and 18 February, the IPU and the United Nations, represented by the President of the General Assembly, convened some 200 parliamentarians from over 60 countries, as well as diplomats, representatives from civil society, and experts for the IPU Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations in New York. […]

Security Forces in Venezuela have been used to obstruct the work of the legitimate elected body, the National Assembly and harass MPs

New evidence of human rights violations against MPs

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians has released new evidence of human rights violations against 509 parliamentarians from 39 countries, a significant increase compared with the 468 cases that were recorded in October 2019. Most of the cases involve governments putting pressure on MPs from opposition parties. In its latest decisions, the […]