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Introductory remarks at the New York launch of The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report - UNHQ

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Democracy is experiencing severe challenges all over the world. The sense of hope and inevitability that infused democracy’s remarkable expansion during the second half of the Twentieth Century is all but gone. Pessimism and hand-wringing about the health of democracy have become the norm. Is democracy seriously ill? And if so, what are the remedies?

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Closing remarks at the launch of The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report in Brussels

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I want to thank all our speakers for a truly wonderful discussion. This is exactly the kind of debate that we would like to stimulate through the dissemination of our Global State of Democracy Report – a nuanced, empirically based, practically oriented conversation. Above all, a conversation that goes beyond the current funk about democracy.

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International IDEA Statement at the 12th Bali Democracy Forum, session one about Moving Towards Inclusive State Building

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International IDEA´s Global State of Democracy (GSoD)  new report was launched as part of the Bali Civil Society and Democracy Forum on 5 December 2019. The Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs organized the Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali. The event brought together hundreds of delegates representing government, civil society, media, students, and business sector to discuss democracy and inclusivity in Asia and the Pacific region and beyond.