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First Inter-Parliamentary Union Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians


– 10/11/2014


Geneva, Switzerland


Taking Democracy to Task

October 10-11, 2014
Geneva, Switzerland

Friday, Oct. 10:

– The right to participate without discrimination: Translating principles into reality
– Taking stock: IPU analysis of youth participation in parliament
– Barriers to young people entering politics
– Are young women facing double discrimination based on age and sex?
– Is it true that young people are apathetic, apolitical and angry citizens?
– Youth movements and platforms as a stepping stone to parliament

Saturday, Oct. 11:

– How to open up politics and parliament to young people? The win-win scenario
– How to maintain youth participation on the international agenda?