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Jan
14
2020
News Article
International IDEA welcomed the Swedish Diplomatic Training Programme for a deep dive into the world of democracy and elections. What global democracy trends do I need to keep on my radar screen?...
Dec
10
2019
News Article
The 12th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF), organized by the Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Nusa Dua, Bali on 5-6 December 2019, brought together hundreds of delegates representing government,...
Dec
02
2019
News Article
Tunisia joined International IDEA as the 33rd Member State of the organization when the Council of Member States met in Stockholm on 2 December 2019. Tunisia is the first member state from the North...
Nov
21
2019
News Article
International IDEA organized the first of a series of Expert Talks in Stockholm on 14 November 2019, exploring a number of interlinked issues between political finance and corruption. The event...
Oct
25
2019
News Article
With the aim to support evidence-based political finance reforms around the world, “The Political Finance Design Tool” is now available online. The Tool provides governments, policymakers, oversight...
Oct
23
2019
News Article
International IDEA organized the Inter-Regional Roundtable on the Intersections between Gender and Political Finance in Brussels on 16-17 October 2019. The Roundtable provided a forum for female and...
Oct
11
2019
News Article
The award by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to His Excellency, Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a welcome recognition of...
Sep
25
2019
News Article
International IDEA’s Regional Europe Programme celebrated the International Day of Democracy (15 September) by co-organizing a high-level conference on ‘No Democracy without Accountability’, at the...
Sep
25
2019
Commentary
There is no neat, one-size-fits-all global solution to the challenges posed by social media to electoral processes. Disinformation and polarising political views, undermining public trust, a lack of...
Sep
17
2019
Press Release
International IDEA, the Community of Democracies, the Organization of American States and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) will hold the 8th High Level Meeting of...
Sep
16
2019
News Article
Transforming Our World is the title of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Four years into its implementation, how transformative has it really been? Ahead of the upcoming United Nations...
Aug
02
2019
Feature Story
Over the past decade, technology, such as Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), has risen to meet complex electoral challenges. BVR measures and analyses a voter’s unique physical characteristics to...
Jul
22
2019
News Article
Today, electoral democracy is the global norm rather than the exception. It thus becomes incumbent that voters are aware of key facts: to make a well-informed decision on voting, as well as to follow...
Jun
19
2019
News Article
Global challenges are growing considerably and there is a pressing need for all key actors to get together and coordinate actions that can guarantee that we all tackle issues related to democracy,...
Jun
19
2019
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed a memorandum of understanding to work closely...
Jun
18
2019
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance’s (International IDEA) Council of Member States has selected Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora as the Institute’s new Secretary-General.
Apr
09
2019
News Article
You may have heard “Litecoin”, “Ripple” or “Ethereum” tossed around in conversation. If not, you’ve certainly heard of “Bitcoin”—the most popular of virtual mediums of exchange, known as...
Mar
27
2019
News Article
More than 600 persons gathered in the premises of the Third Age University in Bruges, Belgium, to listen to Secretary-General Yves Leterme as he delivered a presentation and answered questions on the...
Mar
11
2019
News Article
A lack of information on how much money circulates in and around elections, where resources are coming from and how they are spent could facilitate corruption and undermine integrity of political...