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Jan
11
2016
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If from a global perspective 2015 was a difficult year in economic terms and a complex year politically – terrorist attacks by the Islamic State, massive migration flows, geopolitical tensions, war...
Jan
01
2016
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On 7 November 2013 super typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall in central Philippines killing more than 6300 people and leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction and...
Dec
14
2015
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This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Dec
14
2015
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International IDEA’s Africa Programme has gone through major changes during 2015 to better respond to increased demand in the region. In January, the office moved from South Africa to Addis Ababa,...
Nov
24
2015
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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
18
2015
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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
10
2015
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Electoral stakeholders in Seychelles are gearing up for the snap presidential election scheduled for 3-5 December. With candidate registration taking place in mid-November, this small island state of...
Nov
06
2015
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Last Sunday, 25 October, elections were held in several Latin American countries. Two presidential elections – first round in Argentina and the runoff election in Guatemala – as well as important...
Nov
04
2015
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Jimmy Morales, the new President of Guatemala, has his work cut out for him as he faces several challenges in need of instant attention. The results were announced shortly after the second round of...
Nov
03
2015
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As part of the STEP democracy programme, International IDEA in Myanmar has been supporting the Union Election Commission (UEC) with trainings on the design and communication of key messages to the...
Oct
29
2015
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On 25 October 2015, Ukraine held its first local elections since the 2014 Euromaidan protests. The stakes were high for local and international stakeholders, both because of the promise of increased...
Oct
27
2015
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Millions of Haitians hit the polling stations again on Sunday for the first round of the presidential election as well as the second round of the legislative and municipal elections. The election...
Oct
17
2015
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In relation to the opening of a new exhibition on voting materials at the National Museum of Kenya, the French Institute for Research in Africa organised a public forum on elections and technologies...
Oct
15
2015
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Over the past several years, the Republic of Malawi has made incremental progress to create and sustain a politically stable climate for its citizens. This is notwithstanding the challenges the...
Oct
15
2015
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Over the past several years, the Republic of Malawi has made incremental progress to create and sustain a politically stable climate for its citizens. This is notwithstanding the challenges the...
Oct
08
2015
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Following the operationalization of the Electoral Risk Management Unit (ERM Unit) of the Union Election Commission (UEC) back in August, IDEA has continued assisting the development of monthly risk...