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May
06
2021
Commentary
Indigenous communities should be able to vote using the voting methods they choose, especially during a pandemic. Online voting is a method many Indigenous communities have deployed in recent years...
Apr
28
2021
News Article
The SDG 16 Data Initiative organized an online event on 27 April  to monitor current trends on the progress of SDG 16 and assess the effects of the pandemic on the global achievement of Peace,...
Apr
16
2021
Commentary
Over a year has passed since, on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic and warned of sustained risks of further global spread. One year on, we have seen how...
Apr
12
2021
Commentary
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has organized several major elections: those for the Bihar’s Legislative Assembly in November 2020 and indirect...
Apr
07
2021
Commentary
This post looks at emergency law responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in conflict-affected states in transition. While some type of emergency response to Covid-19 has been used in most states, we...
Mar
18
2021
News Article
A Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) took place on 3-4 December 2020 to address the Covid-19 pandemic and its health, humanitarian and socio-economic crisis around the...
Mar
18
2021
News Article
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) organized and mediated the Crisis Governance Forum on 4 February 2021 to create a platform for stakeholders to share policymaking experiences in...
Mar
18
2021
News Article
Members of international organizations, UN diplomats and practitioners gathered on 19 - 20 November 2020 for the global virtual conference “Democracy Now and Next” to commemorate the 25th anniversary...
Mar
17
2021
Feature Story
Election Observation Missions (EOMs) have become an established part of the international electoral scene. Elections around the world have increasingly been observed, meaning that election...
Mar
05
2021
News Article
Collaborating for women’s empowerment and inclusion: Senior experts and actors of change put heads together in a cross-sectoral dialogue #SheLeadsEU  
Feb
25
2021
Feature Story
There is considerable variation in how citizens cast their ballot around the world during ‘normal times’. The traditional vision of an election is that citizens vote at polling stations using a paper...
Feb
05
2021
Feature Story
At the start of the pandemic, many countries postponed elections. From June 2020, the trend shifted to holding elections. Thanks to information sharing and peer-to-peer exchanges, election...
Feb
02
2021
News Article
Five former presidents of Latin America were of the view that Latin America has to achieve integration to be able to seek solutions to the economic and social challenges facing the region, as well as...
Feb
02
2021
Feature Story
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a profound strain on electoral democracy worldwide. Many elections have been postponed, while others have been held with adaptation. Disclaimer: Views expressed in...
Jan
28
2021
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA - The COVID-19 pandemic has regressed key aspects of democracy in Africa and the Middle East, including the disruption of electoral processes, restrictions on civil liberties like freedom...
Jan
19
2021
News Article
The International community reunited on 16 September 2020 to commemorate Democracy Day during a time of global crisis and uncertainty, reaffirming the key role of democratic institutions and the...
Jan
19
2021
News Article
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Jan
07
2021
News Article
International IDEA participated at the webinar "Facing Current Challenges on Democracy, Peace and Security", organized on Wednesday, 7 January 2021, by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences together...
Dec
17
2020
News Article
On Friday 11 December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and International IDEA co-organized a webinar to present the findings of International IDEA’s report The Global State of Democracy...
Dec
09
2020
Feature Story
Indonesia’s Head of Region elections (Pilkada) involving a little more than 100 million voters to elect 9 provincial governors, 37 mayors and 224 heads of regency (Bupati) are simultaneously held...