The Melbourne Forum on Constitution-Building in Asia and the Pacific is jointly organized by International IDEA and the Constitution Transformation Network at Melbourne Law School.
The international community is observing the International Day of Democracy at a time when the magnitude, implications and gravity of the global crisis brought about by the pandemic are becoming increasingly patent. But so are also the lessons we are learning from current experience that can guide the recovery and serve, in the words of the UN Secretary General, to “build back better”. A central element of these lessons is that the quality and sustainability of the recovery will depend to a
La conferencia busca establecer un marco global y regional de observación sobre el estado y desafíos democráticos contemporáneos. Esta conferencia forma parte del ciclo de eventos complementarios al Diplomado en Gestión Parlamentaria que coordina IDEA Internacional en Bolivia.
The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) are embarking on a continental project on ‘Sustainable Governance Response to COVID-19 in Africa: A human security approach’.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted unanimously the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that comprises of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 16’s promise of peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.
Uncontrolled finances can rob democracy of its unique strengths: political equality, the empowerment of the disenfranchised, and the ability to manage societal conflicts peacefully. The integrity of democratic process and representative bodies of government remains heavily affected by the lack of transparency in political and campaign finance.
One of the most concerning developments in today’s global state of democracy is the widespread shrinking of civic space. In various countries, civil society has been curtailed by governments who use oppressive laws, cut off funding and harass civic actors who speak out in defence of democracy.
Evento paralelo de la iniciativa ATENEA: Mecanismo para acelerar la participación política paritaria de las mujeres en América Latina de ONU Mujeres, PNUD e IDEA Internacional, en el marco de la Sesión especial de consulta regional previa a la CSW65.
You are cordially invited to this cross-sectorial conversation among senior actors in Brussels to discuss how Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the core of Europe’s Democratic future, share good practices from the Covid-19 pandemic experience, and recommend priorities for the post-pandemic recovery phase.
Keynote Address by: Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality
International IDEA in collaboration with the Research and Innovation Forum is organizing a Round Table panel discussion on Friday, 9 April 2021, 14:00 (CEST) to explore the Global Democratic Trends Before and During the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Government of Italy are co-organizing the virtual conference SDG 16 as the roadmap to respond to Covid-19 and build back better, 28-30 April 2021.
Mankind continues to face one of the deepest sanitary crises in its history, affecting the quality of democracies, economies and welfare worldwide. More than five years from the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals framework, we find ourselves at a point of setback, where the need to have strong and inclusive institutions, able to guarantee justice and peace, become instrumental to enable the achievement of the already ambitious SDGs.
Electoral technology will always play a key role in Kenya's general elections. However, despite substantial investments and expectations raised through the integration of technology, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in the past, failed to deliver the expected determinacy of the franchise in a single voter register.
Mankind continues to face one of the deepest health crises in its history, affecting the quality of democracies, economies, and welfare worldwide. More than five years from the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals framework, we find ourselves at a point of setback, where the need to have strong and inclusive institutions, able to guarantee justice and peace, becomes instrumental to enable the achievement of the already ambitious SDGs.
This Learning Lab is a special session of the 2021 High Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) that will focus on the implementation and reporting of SDG 16+ and its centrality to ensure no one is left behind.
International IDEA is hosting a two-day expert workshop on “Marginalized Groups in Electoral Processes: Challenges and Strategies for Inclusion”, on 22-23 November 2016. The workshop will be held at International IDEA’s Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and will bring together internal and external experts in the areas of electoral processes and political inclusion.
In situations of violent conflict, negotiated agreements—including ceasefire or peace agreements and documents detailing constitutional arrangements—attempt to reach a new political settlement between the warring protagonists, which is ideally supported by the broader society. Such political settlements aim to move the country or region from conflict to a situation characterized by constitutional commitments to good governance and the rule of law.
International IDEA will host a round table discussion on “Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Democracy” on 5–6 September 2017, at International IDEA’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Office of International IDEA to the EU is co-organizing a conference in celebration of the International Day of Democracy in Brussels, on 27 September 2017.
The introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the electoral process is generating both interest and concern among voters, as well as practitioners across the globe. The overall objective of the workshop is to enhance participants' capacity to ensure that ICTs contribute to strengthening the credibility and transparecy of electoral processes.
More specifically, the workshop will: