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Jun
17
2021
Commentary
On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2021, we recognize the perseverance and commemorate the journey of all migrant communities (refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced, stateless, labour...
Jun
14
2021
News Article
International IDEA’s Secretary-General, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, took part in a high-level panel on 9 June 2021 on the challenges and opportunities for governance in times of democratic backsliding....
Jun
07
2021
News Article
“Press the mic there...no no, on your left…”  "Oh, I was speaking all this all alone?” Laughter. "Would you please mute your mic?” “I should first know where the mic is!” Laughter. “Am I...
Jun
02
2021
News Article
How can democracies better act when facing future health crises? Covid-19 erupted in the context of a crisis of democracy long in the making. In most countries, the pandemic and its management by...
Jun
02
2021
News Article
International IDEA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Letter of Agreement initiating a partnership to support Timor-Leste’s electoral management bodies (EMBs) in preparing a...
May
28
2021
News Article
What has happened to elections in Latin America in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic? How have the electoral management and judicial bodies faced the various challenges of the health crisis? Which...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...