Theme: Political Empowerment

Puan Maharani, Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives

Parliamentary leaders call on G20 to actively engage with parliaments

The Parliament of Indonesia, in cooperation with the IPU, brought together parliamentary leaders from the world’s 20 major economies at the Parliamentary Forum and the Eighth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit, the ‘P20’, which took place from 5-7 October in Jakarta, Indonesia. In their deliberations, the Speakers of Parliament underlined that strong parliaments are key to strong […]

Building on the success of past P20 meetings, the IPU and the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia will jointly host the Eighth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit.

Parliamentary Leaders including UK Speaker to meet in Indonesia for P20

Every year, the G20 strengthens its work by engaging with various stakeholder groups who draft recommendations to G20 governments and contribute to the policymaking process. As the representatives of the people and of all interests in society, the parliaments of every G20 member need to be actively engaged in this influential gathering of global leaders. […]

The IPU Forum of Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Indonesia.

IPU outlines five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics

As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and violence, with women parliamentarians being no exception. Liz Truss’s appointment as the United Kingdom’s Prime […]

Rwanda to host 145th IPU Assembly with focus on equality & gender-sensitive parliaments

At the invitation of the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda, the 145th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from Tuesday, 11 to Saturday, 15 October 2022.  More than 1200 delegates, including some 60 Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliaments, are expected to attend in person. The overall theme […]

The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, will take place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9 September 2022.

Uzbekistan hosts 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP)

The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, will take place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9 September 2022. The Summit provides women in the highest decision-making positions of parliament a forum in which to […]

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 […]

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022 reaffirming the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes.

New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes for peace, democracy, and sustainable development.. This is the latest […]

UK member Dan Carden MP spoke as a panellist on action to address climate change on 15 June 2022.

Young MPs for climate action: Eighth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

On 15 and 16 June, some 200 young parliamentarians from 60 countries convened in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt for the 8th IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians. The conference was jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Egypt. This year’s theme is Young MPs for Climate Action in the lead-up to COP27 also taking place in Sharm-el-Sheikh […]