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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
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
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...
Mar
08
2019
Commentary
International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to take stock and reinforce the sought-after goals for women’s empowerment in all spheres of life. The global pursuit to #BalanceforBetter can only...
Jan
24
2019
News Article
Committed to the principles and practices of democracy, the Secretary-General as the most senior officer of International IDEA, is ultimately responsible for the leadership of the institute, ensuring...
Jan
15
2019
News Article
International IDEA organized a two-day roundtable discussion in The Hague, on 27 and 28 November 2018, to convene participants from electoral management bodies (EMBs) and cybersecurity agencies, as...
Dec
21
2018
News Article
The Office of International IDEA to the European Union organized a Meeting of Representatives of International IDEA Member States in Brussels on 3 December 2018. The meeting was hosted by the...
Dec
20
2018
News Article
Luxembourg joined International IDEA as the 32nd Member State of the organization when the Council of Member States met in Stockholm on 13 December 2018. The Member States welcomed Luxembourg to the...
Dec
20
2018
News Article
The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) is an annual summit that brings together senior government officials and other notables from the Asia Pacific region and around the world to grapple with a theme in...
Dec
13
2018
News Article
This year, the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network celebrates 20 years as the world’s largest online source of electoral knowledge. 
Dec
12
2018
News Article
For democracies to function properly and meet the needs of citizens, they need to be adequately resourced. It is therefore unavoidable to talk about money when discussing the conduct of elections,...
Dec
11
2018
News Article
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and...
Dec
11
2018
News Article
Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia’s democracy is in constant peril. The country’s political turmoil is not only prompted by the geopolitical forces outside of its borders, but also from...
Dec
10
2018
News Article
With parliamentary elections in Moldova less than three months away, debate on the funding of election campaigns is heating up. On 6 December 2018, International IDEA organized Moldova’s first...
Nov
30
2018
News Article
International IDEA and the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies (PSCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation in promoting and supporting democracy....
Nov
15
2018
Commentary
The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of United Arab Emirates hosted the second UN World Data Forum in Dubai on 22-24 October 2018. The Forum brought together a wide array of actors...
Nov
06
2018
News Article
Ensuring the effective implementation of political finance regulations and regularly updating them to appropriately address new risk areas are the keys to successful anti-corruption efforts. In order...