The IPU Strategy 2017-2021, drafted under the guidance of IPU Member Parliaments, sets the vision, mission and objectives of the organization. It outlines the actions that need to be taken by the IPU community to achieve its agenda and the two overarching goals of building strong, democratic parliaments and mobilizing them around the global development agenda.
We work to promote, protect and strengthen democracy around the world. We feel strongly about building fair and inclusive societies, where all groups play a full part in the democratic process. We are committed to making real and positive change to people's lives by building strong national parliaments that can deliver on issues like health, sustainable development, peace and security.
We equip MPs and parliaments to drive this change, building on the expertise of our Members, delivering practical help and resources, encouraging dialogue and bringing together MPs from across the world. We engage with democracy at every level—from influencing global policies to supporting the marginalized. All our work aims to strengthen the basic tenets of democracy—human rights, equality and the rule of law—the values set out in our landmark Universal Declaration on Democracy—for improved lives of citizens.
The foundation for all we do is dialogue and democracy—in line with the core beliefs of our founders. We will be expanding and developing our work to respond to the challenges of the 21st century.