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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...
Dec
12
2016
Press Release
The interlinkages between governance, economics, assistance and security attract growing interest in aid policy arenas.  A recent book published under the auspices of the Pacific Basin Research...
Dec
08
2016
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in Times of Mass Migration and Refugee Crises” at UN...
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
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
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...
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...
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.
Mar
12
2015
News Article
International IDEA took the floor at a recent high-level UN debate convened by President of the General Assembly to highlight that quotas alone are n
Nov
19
2014
News Article
Scholars in the fields of local democracy, decentralization and good governance will gather today to discuss tools and mechanisms featured in two new publications: The Imperative of Good Local...
Oct
28
2014
Press Release
International IDEA and The Carter Center, in collaboration with the Electoral Assistance Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs, have co-organized a launch of two publications on...
Oct
28
2014
Press Release
NEW YORK—The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and The Carter Centertoday will launch two publications that break new ground on reviewing and...
Sep
24
2014
News Article
Sustainable development is like a four-legged chair: one needs all four legs of development–economic, social, environmental and governance–in order for it to function. Removing any one leg of the...