Month: August 2022

Phyo Zayar Thaw, a former MP who was executed. Ye Aung Thu / AFP

Following MP’s execution, IPU calls for respect for the rights of detained MPs in Myanmar

The IPU is deeply concerned by reports that the prison conditions of detained parliamentarians in Myanmar have worsened and that the military authorities have banned all prison visits. In the wake of the recent executions by the authorities of Mr. Phyo Zayar Thaw, a parliamentarian elected in 2015, and three other pro-democracy activists, the IPU […]

Blas Llano and Patrick Kemper, Paraguay ©lanacion

Do you say yes to youth? Tracking the results of one year of the IPU’s campaign

On this International Youth Day, the IPU congratulates all the young MPs making a mark in their respective parliaments. They are the future of democracy but with less than 3% of MPs under 30, young people remain severely under-represented. Increasing their ranks continues to be a major focus for the IPU. I Say Yes to […]