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Dec
06
2015
Press Release
In their follow-up report presented on 3 December, International IDEA and UCAB regret that the recommendations presented by the Study Mission at the beginning of the campaign, aimed at overcoming the...
Dec
03
2015
Press Release
Launching of a vigorous campaign to publicize voting secrecy, guaranteeing effective conditions of fairness for all political organizations, strengthening international observation and lifting the...
Dec
03
2015
News Article
Mongolia, which this year celebrated the 25th anniversary of its transition to democracy, presented the priorities for its new role as 2016 Chair of International IDEA under the theme of "Learning...
Dec
02
2015
News Article
While risk management has been an integral part in the business sector for decades the practice remains rare when it comes to electoral management bodies (EMBs). In a recent survey commissioned by...
Dec
01
2015
News Article
Many Asian countries are experiencing a commercialization of politics which translates into a sense of rising overall costs for campaigning. State funding is often marginal (or even non-existent) and...
Nov
30
2015
News Article
Free, fair and credible elections are the centrepiece of any democracy and electoral management bodies (EMBs) are often the organizations tasked with putting theory into practice when organizing...
Nov
30
2015
News Article
The Electoral Commissions Forum of Southern African Development Community Countries (ECF-SADC), in partnership with International IDEA and in cooperation with Independent Electoral Commission of...
Nov
24
2015
News Article
During the past 12 months, International IDEA has been showcasing the electoral processes exhibition during particular events and conferences in the Americas, Europe and Africa. The educational...
Nov
24
2015
Feature Story
Speaking at a UN event on how to engage young people in democracy the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson pinpointed one of the major problems in democracy today. While young people between the...
Nov
24
2015
News Article
Durante los últimos doce meses IDEA Internacional ha venido mostrando la exhibición sobre procesos electorales durante actividades particulares y conferencias en el Continente Americano, Europa y...
Nov
23
2015
News Article
The struggle between freedom and control in open society is constantly a hot topic in many democracies, but perhaps more so today given recent events in Paris. How can democracy deliver safety,...
Nov
18
2015
Feature Story
Regional organizations have an important role to play in the achievement of the United Nations global goals. They can support member states with the design of action plans for sustainable development...
Nov
17
2015
News Article
Ahead of the April 2016 general elections the Macedonian State Election Commission (SEC) has received training and technical assistance in how to use International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management...
Nov
17
2015
News Article
The second International IDEA Member States EMB Dialogue will take place on 30 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event will provide space for exchange between International IDEA’s Member States...
Nov
16
2015
News Article
International IDEA has been working closely with the Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia (ISIE) since it was established in 2014, providing trainings and technical support both ahead...
Nov
14
2015
Commentary
Our heartfelt condolences go to the families who lost their loved ones in the terrorist attacks in Beirut on 12 November and in Paris on 13 November. We are together with them in their mourning....
Nov
13
2015
News Article
On 6 December, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly at a pivotal moment in the country's history. This election is important not only for Venezuela, but for the rest of...