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May
17
2015
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On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization decided to remove homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders. The commemoration of this day represents an annual landmark to raise...
Apr
25
2015
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Our thoughts at this time are with the people of Nepal, India and Bangladesh affected by the earthquake that struck northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The full extent of the damage and...
Apr
07
2015
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Introduction: Risk does encompass more than Violence "The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking...
Mar
27
2015
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The news has not been good for Latin America of late: after a “golden decade” (2002-2013) the tailwinds have dwindled. The marked economic slowdown in the region, especially in South America, and the...
Mar
26
2015
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Últimamente las noticias no son buenas para América Latina. Después de una “década dorada” (2002-2013), el viento de cola dejó de soplar. La marcada desaceleración económica que vive la región, sobre...
Mar
06
2015
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The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the 4thWorld Conference on Women where the progressive blueprint on advancing women’s rights – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – was...
Mar
06
2015
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As International Women’s Day comes around once again – what milestones and achievements in terms of women in politics can we celebrate from 2014?
Mar
05
2015
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Citizenship is critical to exercise and enjoy the rights and privileges granted by the state. Nepal is one of 27 countries in the world (including Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan)...
Mar
05
2015
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On 18 January 2015, International IDEA Secretary-General Leterme presented the first edition of the ‘English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms’ to experts who contributed to it at International...
Mar
05
2015
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Tunis, Tunisia | The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) was elected in 2011 and included 59 women out of 217 members. During the three-year rule of the NCA, the number of female members grew from 59...
Mar
05
2015
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In a democratic society words are the weapons we use to achieve change and words have therefore significant potential power. Words are not just symbols to communicate with, they also structure our...
Mar
05
2015
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Money is among the greatest threats to democracy in today’s politics, globally. Money determines the ability of candidates to compete and/or win an election. When it comes to the underlying factors...
Feb
26
2015
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El fin de la “década dorada” (2003-2013) que vive América Latina, en especial Sudamérica, está cambiando el estado de ánimo y no necesariamente para mejor. Ello es consecuencia de las importantes...
Feb
26
2015
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The end of the “golden decade” (2003-2013) in Latin America, especially in South America, is changing the mood and not necessarily for the better. This is the result of major changes in the global...
Feb
17
2015
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The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) in collaboration with Sherubtse College under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) has developed a new tool with assistance from International IDEA, primarily...
Jan
09
2015
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América Latina inicia 2015 en franca desaceleración económica. CEPAL proyecta una recuperación modesta (2,2%) respecto del año pasado (en el 2014 el crecimiento fue de tan solo 1.1.%, el menor desde...
Jan
09
2015
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Latin America is starting off 2015 with a clear economic slowdown. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projects a modest recovery (2.2 per cent) with...
Dec
19
2014
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Tabaré Vázquez’s victory by a wide margin in the second round of voting in Uruguay’s presidential election (30 November 2014), was the last in the marathon of elections held in Latin America in 2014...
Dec
16
2014
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On 27 November 2014, citizens of the Kingdom of Tonga went to the polls. This is the second election since amendments were made to the Constitution of 1875 and paved way for the Tongan people to...
Nov
27
2014
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The final results of the elections which culminated in the second round re-election of Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) as president of Brazil, illustrates the most striking feature of the...