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Sustainable Development Report calls for a UN Parliament, goals off track
This week, on June 17, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) published their annual Sustainable Development Report which evaluates and ranks the performance of UN Member States on the
DWB | 19.06.2024
Community of Democracy debates new UN Special Rapporteur in Warsaw
On 11 June, representatives of the 30 member states of the Community of Democracies (CoD) convened for a meeting of their Governing Council in the Polish capital Warsaw, the location
DWB | 13.06.2024
A plea for transnational groups in international parliaments
On June 9th, Europe will vote. On this day, over 370 million citizens of the European Union’s 27 Member States have the opportunity to directly elect their members of the
Simon Taverna | 07.06.2024
Faith in democracy remains high at 85% in 53-country survey
According to the 2024 edition of the Democracy Perception Index, support of democracy has remained high across the world over the past six years. An average of 85% of survey
DWB | 04.06.2024
Proposals for inclusive global governance put forward at UN conference
Proposals for inclusive global governance were discussed in two sessions at the UN Civil Society Conference in Nairobi and then presented to the conference plenary. The event, held at UN
DWB | 22.05.2024
MEGA: New campaign aims at strengthening global environmental governance
At a hybrid meeting held in Geneva on March 26, 2024, a new global campaign was launched that aims to strengthen environmental governance. Mobilizing an Earth Governance Alliance (MEGA) will
Nelleke Dekkers | 03.04.2024
Appointment of UN Rapporteur discussed at Democracy Summit in Seoul
At the Third Summit for Democracy in Seoul, hosted by the South Korean government, an event was held during the civil society and youth segment on March 19th to discuss
DWB | 27.03.2024
Civil society fights global human rights, governance and climate failures
Hypocrisy by powerful countries undermined the rules-based international order in 2023, making it harder to promote human rights and resolve the world’s most devastating wars, global civil society alliance CIVICUS
DWB | 14.03.2024
UN: Costa Rica, UK to push for long-overdue reform of NGO approvals
The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, a little-known but powerful United Nations body, is crippled by politics and failing to carry out its mandate of enabling NGO participation in the work
Maithili Pai and Francisco Pérez | 12.03.2024
Democracy declined in 42 countries in 2023, new V-Dem report says
The V-Dem Institute based in Gothenburg in Sweden has presented its annual report on the state of global democracy for the 8th consecutive year, gathering information from 202 countries and
Rodrigo Lima | 12.03.2024
Freedom in the World report: 2023 was 18th consecutive year of decline
Since 1973, Freedom House has published its annual report that assesses the level of political rights and civil liberties around the world, gathering data and information from around 210 countries
Rodrigo Lima | 05.03.2024
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