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Sep
30
2022
Press Release
International IDEA is appalled by the violent repression of peaceful protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. These protests are the legitimate expression of a people’s...
Sep
29
2022
Feature Story
Youth are the Cornerstone for the Hoped Democratic Transition of Sudan, that is why International IDEA Sudan’s programme is concentrating efforts to strengthen the role of young women and men in the...
Sep
27
2022
News Article
“The alternative to democratic recession is democratic resilience”: Former Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok calls for strengthening democratic resilience as democracy remains a most cherished...
Sep
26
2022
News Article
On the International Day of Democracy, 15 September 2022, the Office of International IDEA in Washington, D.C. was inaugurated by International IDEA’s Secretary-General Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora.
Sep
26
2022
Press Release
International IDEA deplores the illegal and illegitimate holding of referendums in Ukraine's occupied territories on joining the Russian Federation. Staged to imitate the pursuit of self-...
Sep
21
2022
News Article
International IDEA is saddened by the passing of Professor Dr Azyumardi Azra on 18 September 2022, at the age of 67. We wish to convey our deepest sympathies to Dr Azra's family and loved ones....
Sep
13
2022
News Article
Emerging from the most chronic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific region are facing challenges as governing systems in the region grapple with the stressors...
Sep
12
2022
News Article
On 18 June 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution which calls upon the Myanmar armed forces “to respect the will of the people as freely expressed by the results of the general election...
Sep
12
2022
News Article
International IDEA hosted a panel discussion on the state of Sweden’s democracy on 7 September 2022, ahead of the International Day of Democracy and Sweden’s general elections on 11 September 2022....
Sep
12
2022
Feature Story
Paraguay has been making continuous efforts to consolidate its democratic institutions since the instauration of the regime in 1989. An ample political consensus allowed for the drafting and adoption...
Sep
12
2022
Feature Story
The women’s training programme, led by the national electoral management body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition...
Sep
09
2022
News Article
The European Union and its Member States are the biggest providers of democracy support worldwide. Advancing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the objectives...
Sep
06
2022
Commentary
The recent revelations that some political parties in Sweden have tried to circumvent donation rules shows it is time to reflect on Sweden’s relatively lax regulatory approach and consider practical
Sep
06
2022
Commentary
Most of us are familiar with the concept of insuring our valuable assets, be it our house, car, or health. Professionals and businesses can also buy insurance to protect themselves against liability...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
“Authoritarianism is on the rise, but resilience and democratic pushbacks are alive as well”. This headline properly captures the democratic trends in the Asia and Pacific region, characterised by...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
The recent postponement of the local polls in Karachi, Pakistan due to the extreme weather (Khan 2022) is an example of how natural hazards can affect an electoral process. To date, the floods have...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
Two years out from the next Indonesian election, preparations are well underway for political parties in one of the world’s most populous democracies. As a presidential representative democracy for...
Aug
25
2022
Commentary
When political leaders return from their unusually hot summer holidays, they will soon face the spectre of an exceptionally cold winter. With gas and oil prices skyrocketing due to the war in...
Aug
19
2022
News Article
Women politicians in Zimbabwe have demonstrated an increased ability to do a gendered analysis and evaluation of policies that govern the activities of the political arena. This was evidenced by the...
Aug
12
2022
News Article
“Ensuring accountability for past actions, developing mechanisms for transitional justice, enshrining the principles of equality and protection of rights of all ethnic, religious and gender...