About Us

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.

International IDEA is governed by its Council of Member States.

The organization is governed by its Statutes, the latest of which entered into force November 2008. Membership in International IDEA is open to governments which demonstrate, by example in their own state, their commitment to the rule of law, human rights, the basic principles of democratic pluralism and strengthening democracy.

 

 

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Member States Council 2015

Member States

Chair
Mongolia
Joined 2011
First Vice Chair
Switzerland
Joined 2006
Second Vice Chair
Peru
Joined 2004
Australia
Joined 1995
Barbados
Joined 1995
Belgium
Joined 1995
Benin
Joined 2016
Botswana
Joined 1997
Brazil
Joined 2016
Canada
Joined 1997
Cape Verde
Joined 2003
Chile
Joined 1995
Costa Rica
Joined 1995
Dominican Republic
Joined 2011
Finland
Joined 1995
Germany
Joined 2002
Ghana
Joined 2008
India
Joined 1995
Indonesia
Joined 2013
Mauritius
Joined 1999
Mexico
Joined 2003
Namibia
Joined 1997
Netherlands
Joined 1995
Norway
Joined 1995
Philippines
Joined 2013
Portugal
Joined 1995
South Africa
Joined 1995
Spain
Joined 1995
Sweden
Joined 1995
Uruguay
Joined 2003
Japan
(official observer)

Annual Democracy Forum

Learning from Democratic Transitions in Asia and the Pacific: An Inter-Generational Dialogue
25-26 August 2016, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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What We Do

We develop, share and enable the use of comparative knowledge in our key areas of expertise: electoral processes, constitution-building, political participation and representation, and democracy and development. We also address the important issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security as they relate to democracy. Our efforts to support democratic change build on our convening potential. We facilitate dialogue at the country, expert and international levels. We work in the spirit of peer dialogue, in which everyone has experiences and knowledge to share.

 

Mission & Values

 

 

 

 

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