Theme: Political Empowerment

Mr. Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General and Mr. Dan Carden, member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians.

Marking 2nd anniversary of its campaign, IPU holds Shout out to Youth Changemakers!

To mark the two-year anniversary of the I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign, the IPU organized an online event called Shout Out to Youth Changemakers on 24 May 2023. The gathering served as a platform for taking stock of progress in implementing transformative actions, sharing success stories, and galvanizing further action to rejuvenate parliaments. The event brought […]

Religious leaders were invited to the New Zealand Parliament after the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019. © VNP/Daniela Maoate-Cox

New IPU report explores the place of religion and belief in parliament

For the first time, the IPU has published a report which examines how parliaments around the world engage with issues of religion and belief. The IPU Parliamentary report on religion and belief explores how religion and belief are institutionalized in parliaments; for example, through legislation, representation, parliamentary committees and mechanisms for consultation with faith-based organizations or the […]

What impact did the IPU have in 2022? Read the recent Impact Report to find out more

2022 was the first year of the implementation of the five-year IPU Strategy for 2022-2026. Through its five objectives, the Strategy has given the IPU a renewed mandate to continue strengthening and connecting parliaments for peace, democracy and sustainable development. In this newly structured Impact Report, we demonstrate how, throughout the year, the IPU has […]

A parliamentary roadshow in Djibouti. © Parliament of Djibouti

IPU seeks to better connect Djibouti’s MPs with their constituents

Democracy requires that MPs are connected with their constituents, explaining their work to them and ensuring that constituents’ needs are represented. In Djibouti, one of the hottest and smallest countries in Africa, the IPU has been helping with that two-way exchange of information, connecting parliament with the people. First, it has enabled Djibouti’s parliamentarians to […]

President of the Board of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU, Dan Carden MP, addresses the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain

BGIPU member Dan Carden MP elected President of Forum of Young Parliamentarians

Dan Carden, UK Member of Parliament for Liverpool, Walton and BGIPU’s Treasurer, has been elected as the new President of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Sunday 12 March in Manama, Bahrain at the IPU’s 146th Assembly. The Forum of Young Parliamentarians is a permanent body of IPU […]

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance.

146th IPU Assembly adopts historic outcomes on peaceful coexistence and cybercrimes

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance and a landmark resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security. The Manama Declaration: A message of hope The Declaration follows a debate in which a record 151 parliamentarians spoke before […]

Ms. Jewel Howard-Taylor, President of the Liberian Senate.

Welcome back Liberia – the youngest and oldest member of the IPU

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain this week, the IPU welcomed back the Liberian Parliament to its global parliamentary community. With the return of Liberia, IPU Membership now stands at 179 National Parliaments worldwide, with all African countries now represented.* Liberia was one of the nine founding members of the IPU along with Belgium, Britain, […]

The IPU-UN Women map, presents global rankings for women in executive and government positions as of 1 January 2023.

Women in power in 2023: New data shows progress but wide regional gaps

More women than ever hold political decision-making posts worldwide but gender parity is still far off, according to the 2023 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics. The Map presents the latest rankings and regional distribution of women in executive positions and national parliaments as of 1 January 2023. The data shows that […]