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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries.

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Organizations relating to Parliament

International Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes and Civil War, Kiev / Est. 1994
Black Parliament of the Americas / Est. 2005
Center for Russia and Eurasia / Est. 1983
Communist International / Est. 1919
Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation / Est. 1993
Parliamentary Human Rights Foundation
Radical Faeries / Est. 1998
Lola Solar Fund / Est. 1990
Intergroup of Local and Regional Elected Members of the European Parliament
Andean Parliament / Est. 1979
Technical Group of the European Right / Est. 1984
Union mondiale des associations d'anciens parlementaires francophones / Est. 2003
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe / Est. 1953
Institute for International Economic and Political Studies, Moscow / Est. 1961
Movimiento de Parlamentarios Demócrata-Cristianos de América
International Marxist Group / Est. 1956
Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum on Peace / Est. 1998
Nordic Liberal and Radical Youth / Est. 1965
Centre for Research into Communist Economies
Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development / Est. 1982
International Medical Parliamentarians Organization / Est. 1989
Conseil européen d'information parlementaire
International Communist Current / Est. 1975
Association des neurologues libéraux de langue française / Est. 1987
European Association of Women Liberals / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Parliament

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Discrimination against women in politics
Misleading of elected representatives by government officials
Contempt for democratic processes
Mediocrity of government leaders
National political disintegration
Unequal parliamentary constituencies
Inadequate political representation of minorities
Abuse of parliamentary immunity
Threat to parliamentary immunity
Conflict of interest among parliamentarians
Unparliamentary behaviour
Shortage of time for appropriate policy making
Weakness of multi-party parliamentary systems

Action Strategies relating to Parliament

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting political participation of women
Developing historic cohesion of government
Ensuring competent parliaments
Presenting proposal for collective examination
Enabling constituent recourse on parliamentary deliberations
Providing sufficient parliamentary time to approve urgent legislation
Articulating representative decision
Preserving parliamentary immunity
Removing parliamentary immunity
Engaging in controlled debate of proposal in constituent assembly
Preserving inequality of parliamentary constituencies
Reducing inequality of parliamentary constituencies
Setting standards for conduct in parliament
Affirming parliamentary procedures
Strengthening multi-party parliamentary systems
Abusing politicians
Limiting time to approve urgent legislation
Amending proposal following examination by constituent assembly
Providing parliamentary aid to new and developing nations
Studying parliamentary law
Managing parliamentary budgets
Campaigning for world parliament

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