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Dec
03
2019
News Article
The General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was held from 24 September to 30 September 2019 and focused on the theme “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for...
Aug
13
2019
News Article
The theme of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 as an enabler for the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda in its entirety has been a common theme among member states, organizations, stakeholders, and...
Aug
06
2019
News Article
Within the framework of the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) and the evaluation of the commitments towards achieving SDG16, International IDEA –with...
Jul
03
2019
News Article
Coinciding with the release of the 15 case studies that accompany it, International IDEA presented the material from a new policy paper entitled “Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections” on 8...
Sep
28
2018
News Article
International IDEA held the 7th High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy (IRDD) on 27 September 2018, in the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, in New York...
Mar
14
2018
News Article
At the occasion of the 2018 UN Commission on the Status of Women, the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada invited International IDEA to present at an activity on Celebrating and Advancing...
Jul
11
2017
News Article
The most evident difference between the UN’s former Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the inclusion of a goal addressing peace, justice and...
Jul
14
2016
Feature Story
United Nations, July 14 2016 – A coalition of international organizations today launched an online initiative to chart progress on one of the most challenging of the UN’s new Sustainable Development...
May
26
2016
Press Release
International IDEA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have co-organized the second installment in the Margaret Vogt Memorial Lecture series to happen today, 26 May 2016, at UN...
May
25
2016
Feature Story
The challenge of democracy and rule of law is to convey the complexity of the current turbulence and positive potential within both concepts, said Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for...
May
11
2016
News Article
International IDEA’s New York office will hold an event today on better coordination of partnerships between regional organizations and civil society in enhancing United Nations (UN) work on peace...
Mar
08
2016
Feature Story
The landmark adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 attests to the increasing global consensus that achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG 5...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
Nov
18
2015
Feature Story
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...
Sep
22
2015
News Article
International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme will be in New York City for a string of high-level events at United Nations Headquarters. Friday, 25 September, marks the opening of the United...
Sep
15
2015
News Article
Given recent actions by some countries to hamper the efforts of civil society actors, this 15th of September provides a crucial opportunity to highlight the key role that a strong civil society plays...
Jul
17
2015
News Article
“The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) offers an opportunity to make indigenous issues visible at the international level and denounce violations of our rights. Although...
Jun
29
2015
News Article
A significant amount of attention, media articles and opinions in the recent years have been dedicated to two interrelated phenomena in politics. First, there is an increasing tide of citizen-led...
Apr
17
2015
Press Release
The Office of the Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the UN and IDEA’s Democracy and Diversity Team will host a side event on “Enhancing Political Participation of Indigenous Peoples and...
Mar
27
2015
News Article
When it comes to gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout the globe, one thing is certain: inaction is not an option.