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International IDEA

Supporting democracy worldwide


"In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, International IDEA rapidly shifted its priorities and working practices. The outcome stories in this report give an account of how the organization successfully inspired and supported democratic actors throughout these challenging times".  --Secretary-General Kevin Casas-Zamora


What's New

One year into Covid-19: Paving the way to change in electoral policy and practice. Will it endure?
Protesters rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 9, 2021. Image credit: VOA Burmese.

Protesters rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, 9 Feb 2021. Image credit: VOA Burmese.

The Struggle for Legitimacy in Post-Coup Myanmar
Image credit: Elections Commission of India

Image credit: Elections Commission of India

Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry: Indian State Assembly Elections keep the Flame of Democracy Burning
Image credit: GoToVan @ flickr

Image credit: GoToVan @ flickr

Emergency Law Responses and Conflict-Affected States in Transition

Upcoming Events

23 April 2021
Online Event
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged in his election campaign to rebuild global alliances, exemplified in a Summit for Democracy, which he said would “renew the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the free world”. 
27 April 2021
Virtual Event
Mankind continues to face one of the deepest sanitary crises in its history, affecting the quality of democracies, economies and welfare worldwide. More than five years from the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals framework, we find ourselves at a point of setback, where the need to have strong and...
28 - 30 April 2021
Rome, Italy (online streaming)
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Government of Italy are co-organizing the virtual conference SDG 16 as the roadmap to respond to Covid-19 and build back better, 28-30 April 2021.

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