International Day of Parliamentarism
Why is youth participation so important?
With future generations destined to live with the political choices made now, it is only right that they have a seat at the decision-making table. Yet young people are underrepresented in parliaments all across the world.
Their perspectives, ideas, talents and energy are vital to addressing many of the biggest challenges facing the international community.
Now is the time to ensure that parliaments welcome the younger generation.
In 2021, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its Member Parliaments will mark the International Day of Parliamentarism with a number of events focusing on youth empowerment following the recent launch of the IPU campaign I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament!