Citizen Trust: Vidar Helgesen's speaking notes on UN Global Forum 27 June 2007

27 June 2007
Vienna, Austria

After a quick review of the changing context for democracy building, I will analyze the importance of public trust in electoral and parliamentary processes. I will then address some challenges that the erosion of trust poses to the democracy promotion. I will conclude with some reflections on the way forward for democracy building.

About the Speaker

Secretary-General of International IDEA (2006-2013)
Vidar Helgesen

Vidar Helgesen is a former International IDEA Secretary-General.