The Secretary-General of Internationsl IDEA, Dr Kevin Casa-Zamora attended the launch of the Global State of Democracy Report 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18 Februrary 2020.
This launch of the second edition of International IDEA’s flagship report The Global State of Democracy 2019: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 18 February 2020. The Global Launch took place in Brussels on 19 November 2019.
The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report provides a health check of the state of the world’s democracy, analysing trends, opportunities and challenges that are seen across various regions and within regions. The analysis is based on the Global State of Democracy (GSoD) Indices, an index produced by International IDEA that measures democratic performance across 158 countries from 1975 to today.
The Addis Ababa launch of the GSoD 2019 Report seeks to present the key findings of the report and discuss its policy relevance with policymakers from the African bilateral donor community, the youth representatives, civil society organizations and opinion-makers, to identify common solutions.
Minata Cessouma Samate, Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa gave an openning statement, in addition to International IDEA's Secretary-General.