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Jan
07
2021
News Article
International IDEA participated at the webinar "Facing Current Challenges on Democracy, Peace and Security", organized on Wednesday, 7 January 2021, by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences together...
Jan
07
2021
Press Release
The peaceful transfer of power is the very essence of democracy. We strongly condemn the storming and violent occupation of Washington DC’s Capitol by protesters. This is an affront not just to one...
Dec
22
2020
News Article
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) together with the implementing Partners of the C3- Fiji Project concluded the third annual National Forum on...
Dec
17
2020
News Article
Sweden, represented by Mr Robert Rydberg, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Niklas Kebbon, Head of Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law, handed over the...
Dec
17
2020
News Article
On Friday 11 December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and International IDEA co-organized a webinar to present the findings of International IDEA’s report The Global State of Democracy...
Dec
11
2020
Commentary
"Illiberal democracy", Viktor Orban has told us, is the new wave of democracy. He is in some ways, unfortunately, right. We in the democracy field have been extremely clumsy in responding to this...
Dec
11
2020
News Article
In 2015, the new Constitution of Nepal established a federal system of governance consisting of three spheres of governments —Federal, Provincial (Pradesh, 7) and Local (Palika, 753)— that exercise...
Dec
09
2020
Press Release
Many governments are restricting information about COVID-19, clamping down on independent media and freedom of speech while polarisation and lack of political consensus have sparked unrest and...
Dec
09
2020
Feature Story
Indonesia’s Head of Region elections (Pilkada) involving a little more than 100 million voters to elect 9 provincial governors, 37 mayors and 224 heads of regency (Bupati) are simultaneously held...
Dec
08
2020
News Article
On 1 December 2020, the Council of Member States session appointed seven new Members to the Board of Advisers for three-year terms from 2021 to 2023. International IDEA is delighted to welcome the...
Dec
07
2020
News Article
When constitutions are written in response to violent conflict or as part of a peace process, a key aim of constitution-building is to end the fighting and channel disputes through political...
Dec
04
2020
Commentary
If the most recent elections in Venezuela have already been marked by distrust, the election scheduled for 6 December, in which the entirety of its National Assembly will be renewed with a five-year...
Dec
02
2020
Commentary
The EU's European Democracy Action Plan and its upcoming Digital Services Act aim to regulate online political advertisements.
Nov
30
2020
News Article
Last Friday, on November 27, the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of International IDEA´s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama City was signed between the...
Nov
30
2020
Feature Story
International IDEA celebrated its 25th Anniversary on the 19-20 of November through a 25-hour conference, "Democracy Now and Next." During the meeting, the Institute showcased its thematic expertise...
Nov
30
2020
Feature Story
Venezuela has scheduled parliamentary elections for 6 December where it will completely renew its National Assembly for a five-year term. Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) and International...
Nov
19
2020
News Article
Members of international organizations with expertise in areas concerning global violence, corruption, access to information and the collection and interpretation of data, gathered on 12 November for...
Nov
18
2020
Commentary
Over the past 25 years, I have lived in countries struggling to realize democracy. From Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to the southern Caucasus, I have worked with committed democrats to design...
Nov
16
2020
Commentary
As the world watches the United States’ elections unfold, the intensity of our polarization is on display. This election was not marked by apathy. On the contrary—citizens turned out in record...