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Women in Politics: 2017 (Situation on 1 January 2017)

A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date – 1st January 2017. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking...

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MPs to agree on plan to tackle statelessness

MPs from 40 national parliaments have agreed to push for more concerted efforts to address statelessness at the end of a global conference in South Africa. A problem which has a devastating impact on...

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Conference to focus on answers to statelessness

A conference in South Africa will explore how parliaments can combat statelessness, which deprives many people of basic rights but which can be solved with relatively simple changes to laws and...

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Micronesia funding for migration crisis an expression of solidarity

Micronesia’s parliament has pledged US$100,000 to IPU towards a response to the global migration crisis that has seen the arrival of more than 680,000 people in Europe by sea alone this year and the...

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Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance to Syrian Refugees

As humanitarian agencies struggle to support growing numbers of people fleeing the war in Syria, IPU is calling on Members to urgently use their parliamentary powers to back fundraising efforts for...

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IPU concerned about the plight of legislators in 32 countries

Canadian Senator Sharon Carstairs, President of the Committee of the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), said today that the Committee examined the cases of 289...

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