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World:IPU data confirms link between democracies in crisis and surge in human rights abuses against MPs

Human rights abuses against parliamentarians reached a new high in 2017, according to Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) statistics. Parliamentarians from Cambodia, Maldives, Turkey and Venezuela alone, where the political situation has been worsening in recent times, account for 35% of the cases. Cases of abuses against women MPs have also reached ...

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GHANA:PRIVATE SECTOR READY TO PARTNER WITH GOVERNMENT, CSOs ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

The CSO Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has expressed the readiness of the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations to partner with government on the implementation of the SDGs. As part of efforts to encourage a multi-stakeholder partnership on the SDGs, Government of Ghana has made civil society an ...

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Ghana: Integrated Aluminum, Bauxite Development Authority Bill to be presented to parliament soon- Vice President

Government is in the process of drafting a bill to be presented to Parliament for the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium and Bauxite Development Authority, to reflect President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to establishing an Integrated Aluminium Industry to serve Ghana and Africa. The Authority will play the ...

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Ghana: GIZ salutes Farmers, Government of Ghana on Farmers Day

GIZ has saluted the hardworking farmers and fishers of Ghana as the country celebrates its National Farmers Day. Every year on the 1st of December, National Farmers Day is commemorated to honour Ghanaian Farmers and Fishers who work tirelessly to feed the growing population, provide raw materials to the nations ...

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Asantehene to award Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, is to be awarded on Sunday, November 26, 2017, by His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene of the Asante Kingdom. Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is being recognised and honoured for 20 years of meritorious ...

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Geneva: Global gathering of young MPs identifies roadmap to combat exclusion of young migrants and socioeconomic inequalities  

Young MPs from 51 countries have defined a youth-centred action plan that promotes inclusive democratic and socioeconomic policies for all. More than 120 young men and women MPs who  attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Fourth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Ottawa, Canada,  on 17-18 November, took a united approach ...

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Ghana: CSO Coalition on Office of the Special Prosecutor Commends Parliament for Speedy Passage of the Bill but….

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has congratulated both the Majority and the Minority Members of Parliament for the speedy passage of the Special Prosecutor Bill, describing it as a boldstep. The new Act, when implemented, will provide an impetus to ...

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Ghana:MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT: ARE THEY AGENTS OF DEVELOPMENT? Asks Harold Wilson Hubert

Introduction One of the daunting challenges facing the development of parliamentary democracy in Ghana is the incessant pressure that is put on members of parliament by their elected representatives to provide the much-needed public goods and services in their constituencies. Members of parliament (MPS) are considered to be the ones ...

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Geneva: IPU calls on the Goverment of Venezuela to respect the rule of law and human rights

  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) expresses concern over the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to request that the Constituent Assembly remove the parliamentary immunity of Mr. Freddy Guevara, Deputy, First Vice-President of the National Assembly of Venezuela. The National Assembly is the ...

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