Theme: Human Rights

IPU Members will consider what parliamentary action needs to be taken to mitigate the effects of the climate emergency and to implement the Paris agreement.

144th IPU Assembly aims to intensify parliamentary action on the climate emergency

The 144th IPU Assembly will be held in Nusa Dua from 20 to 24 March 2022, hosted by the Parliament of Indonesia. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world will meet in person on the theme of Getting to zero: Mobilizing parliaments to act on climate change. The climate emergency is affecting every region of the world and […]

Gender equality remains a key strategic objective of the IPU © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP

New IPU report: more women in parliament and more countries with gender parity

The global proportion of women parliamentarians has increased by 0.6 percentage points to reach 26.1 per cent according to the IPU’s latest Women in Parliament in 2021 report. This is in line with progress seen in the past two years. The increase can be largely attributed to the critical role played by well-designed quotas. In the 48 countries that […]

At the invitation of the Parliament of Indonesia, the 144th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali (Bali International Convention Centre) from Sunday, 20 to Thursday, 24 March 2022.

Indonesia to host 144th IPU Assembly and related meetings in Nusa Dua

At the invitation of the Parliament of Indonesia, the 144th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali (Bali International Convention Centre) from Sunday, 20 to Thursday, 24 March 2022. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East […]

A woman clears debris at a damaged residential building at Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, hit by a military shell on February 25, 2022 during Russia's invasion of Ukraine (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP)

Statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by the IPU Executive Committee

Statement – We stand with the people of Ukraine. We express solidarity with our parliamentary brothers and sisters from the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, a fully-fledged Member of the IPU since 1999. We, the members of the IPU Executive Committee, condemn in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine. It must stop […]

The UK Parliament was represented at the hearing by the BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, BGIPU Treasurer and IPU Co-Rapporteur for COP26, Alex Sobel MP and member of the House of Commons International Development Committee, Richard Bacon MP. 

IPU & UN General Assembly re-convenes annual hearing of MPs pushing for inclusive recovery

The United Nations has co-hosted its largest in-person gathering since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of parliamentarians from around the world attending the 2022 Parliamentary Hearing, a joint initiative of the IPU and the President of the General Assembly, on 17 and 18 February. Around 200 MPs, Speakers, advisers and related officials […]

Elections in Kenya

A forward look at Elections in 2022 as the IPU picks the ones to watch

2022 is set to be a dynamic year for voting worldwide. Several elections could reshape the parliamentary makeup in many countries. According to Parline, the IPU’s open data platform on parliaments, in 2022 there will be 31 elections for the direct selection of parliamentarians in every region of the globe. Each result will have a lasting impact […]