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Jan
23
2017
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Jul
19
2016
Feature Story
On the occasion of the 24th World Congress of Political Science, which will take place on 23-27 July 2016 at Poznan, Poland, International IDEA is set to lead discussions on key democracy issues 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...
Jul
05
2016
News Article
Financing of political parties and electoral campaigns as part of larger political reform was the main topic of a seminar held on 28 July at the Sindicatura General de la Nación in Buenos Aires,...
Jun
29
2016
Feature Story
One of the major challenges related to money in politics is the considerable lack of transparency surrounding political party and election finance.
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
Feb
10
2016
News Article
Organized crime increasingly poses a threat to the exercise of democratic politics in most countries in the world. It is therefore imperative for governments to find creative ways to detect and...
Dec
16
2015
Commentary
I am pleased to present another edition of International IDEA’s newsletter. As the year draws to a close, I would like to highlight some of 2015’s key events.
Dec
14
2015
News Article
There is an ever-increasing number of applications and tools available for different democratic purposes but only a fraction of them are explicitly marketed towards political parties. Yet, many tools...
Dec
09
2015
News Article
Results management can be crucial to the progress of democracy assistance projects and programs, particularly when applied in ways that are inclusive, contextualized and sensitive to local partners’...
Dec
03
2015
News Article
Mongolia, which this year celebrated the 25th anniversary of its transition to democracy, presented the priorities for its new role as 2016 Chair of International IDEA under the theme of "Learning...
Nov
24
2015
News Article
During the past 12 months, International IDEA has been showcasing the electoral processes exhibition during particular events and conferences in the Americas, Europe and Africa. The educational...
Oct
13
2015
News Article
Recent events in North Africa, commonly referred to as the Arab Spring, have led to an increased focus on the importance of constitution building as a participatory activity. The process of how...
Sep
11
2015
News Article
International IDEA’s Democracy and Development Programme co-hosted an event at the 25th World Water Week in Stockholm on 26 August. World Water Week is an annual conference organized by the Stockholm...
Sep
07
2015
News Article
Wrapping up the three-day Global Conference on Money in Politics, International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme highlighted the need to look ahead and take the experiences shared and gained in...
Mar
06
2015
Feature Story
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
05
2015
Feature Story
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...
Nov
12
2014
Press Release
What is a constitution? Why do constitutions matter? How are constitutions made? International IDEA’s Constitution Building Programme is pleased to announce the release of new and upgraded, easy-to-...
Oct
28
2014
News Article
Elections are considered to be of paramount importance in most countries for establishing a legitimate government. Yet, this is only true when elections are fully trusted and perceived to be fair. At...
Oct
16
2014
Press Release
Washington DC – The Fourth High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy will be held at the headquarters of the Organization of American States(OAS) in Washington, DC October 16-17.