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Jul
28
2022
Press Release
International IDEA condemns in the strongest possible terms the extra-legal executions of four democracy defenders in Myanmar, which mark yet another shocking escalation of the violence perpetrated...
Jul
14
2022
Press Release
International IDEA is proud to announce the release of the 6th edition of the Global State of Democracy Indices. This year’s update sees the addition of eight new countries, increasing the total...
Jul
01
2022
News Article
“These are dark days for democracy. That is why the Summit for Democracy and its further efforts to connect governments and civil society around government and reform commitments are so important.”...
Jun
30
2022
News Article
Lobbying  and the giving of donations to political parties are viewed as integral to a democratic process, providing alternative means of political participation for many corporate actors, interest...
Jun
02
2022
News Article
International IDEA participated in the SDG16 Conference 2022 in Rome on 21-22 April 2022, on behalf of the SDG16 Data Initiative. Building on the outcome of the 2019 and 2021 editions, the 2022...
Mar
29
2022
News Article
Businesses are the most influential, best-resourced actors when it comes to the flow of money in politics. More than 70 of the largest economic entities in the world are companies, not countries....
Mar
10
2022
Feature Story
International IDEA views the Summit for Democracy as a strategic opportunity to place democracy at the front and center of the global agenda. The war in Ukraine underscores even more the need for...
Mar
07
2022
News Article
Political gender equality is a central pillar of democracy, as all people, independently of gender, should have an equal say in political representation and decision-making. In practice, democracies...
Mar
07
2022
News Article
In most societies across all parts of the world, gender inequalities and discrimination against women remain deeply entrenched as societies are characterised by systems, processes and practices...
Mar
07
2022
News Article
Electoral management bodies (EMBs) are responsible for ensuring a level playing field for political representation and meaningful participation across the entire electoral cycle. Yet, International...
Mar
04
2022
News Article
International IDEA’s recent report and video highlight that levelling the financial field for men and women candidates remains one of the pressing priorities to #BreakTheBias and promote gender...
Mar
01
2022
News Article
International IDEA’s Board of Advisers held its first meeting of the year on 24 February 2022. As part of this meeting, the Board welcomed five new Members and elected Mr Christian Leffler as the new...
Feb
01
2022
Press Release
On 1 February last year, the Myanmar military abruptly took control of the central state institutions and arrested the elected President, many senior officials and political leaders.
Dec
06
2021
News Article
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and International IDEA urged U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss press freedom and freedom of expression in the Summit for Democracy to be held virtually...
Dec
01
2021
News Article
On 1 December 2021, International IDEA’s Council of Member States (chaired by Australia) unanimously approved the membership request from the Republic of Estonia. Estonia joins the organization as...
Dec
01
2021
News Article
On 1 December 2021, International IDEA’s Council of Member States appointed five new Members to the Institute’s Board of Advisers for three-year terms from January 2022 to December 2024. Este...
Nov
08
2021
News Article
International IDEA held a webinar to launch its new Discussion Paper entitled "Democracy and the Challenge of Climate Change” on 26 October 2021. The event presented the Paper and provided a platform...
Oct
26
2021
News Article
The Secretary-General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, participated in a CO.OP LAB discussion entitled “Rising Threats to Democracy and Human Rights”, organized by OECD Development Co-...
Oct
25
2021
News Article
When risks materialize and vulnerabilities exist, crises occur. Preparedness is what separates those who are overwhelmed with the turn of events from those who can effectively prevent, withstand and...