Over 100 civil society groups issue statement for a more democratic UN
On the occasion of the International Day for Multilateralism on 24 April, a group of 100 civil society organisations has issued a joint statement calling for a more democratic UN….
DWB | 23.04.2021
Yemen: Millions at risk of starvation as UN is short of funds
A UN conference for Yemen on 1 March 2021 was a pivotal moment for governments to commit voluntary funds in support of the Yemeni people, who have already suffered through…
Brian Son | 01.04.2021
It is time to consider the advantages of a world federal government
The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis, yet it has largely been managed by states acting independently. Arvind Ashta argues that in light of the pandemic, we should seriously consider the…
Arvind Ashta | 23.03.2021
Let the people determine the best candidate for UN Secretary-General
The selection process of the United Nations Secretary-General is underway. The process is obscure, the timeline unclear and the stakeholders are meeting behind closed doors. This is problematic on a…
Colombe Cahen-Salvador and Andrea Venzon | 18.03.2021
V-Dem report 2021: Global wave of autocratization accelerates
Autocratization continued across the world and went “viral” in 2020: The level of democracy enjoyed by the average global citizen is down to levels last found around 1990. This is…
Stefan Kalberer | 14.03.2021
Time for global democracy promotion to be ramped up
Democracy is under pressure across the world. According to the latest annual report by Freedom House, a United States-based non-partisan think-tank, the balance is shifting further “in favour of tyranny”….
Andreas Bummel | 11.03.2021
Global trend towards less freedom continues for the 15th straight year
Freedom House’s 2021 Freedom in the World report casts the state of democracy worldwide as dire, with global freedom declining for the 15th straight year and with the gap between the countries seeing…
Peter Orvetti | 05.03.2021
UN2020 campaign continues as Coalition for the UN We Need
Democracy Without Borders (DWB) has been involved in the UN2020 campaign since its inception in 2017. Now that the UN’s 75th anniversary is over and the year 2020 has ended,…
Hans Leander | 02.03.2021
Book review: Can Globalization Succeed? A primer for the 21st century
In her latest book, Dena Freeman, a senior visiting fellow at London Schools of Economics’ Department of Anthropology and an advisor of Democracy Without Borders, poses a simple question: can…
Tatjana Söding | 25.02.2021
On the two dimensions of global democracy
Democracy Without Borders promotes global democracy. But is it self-evident what this means? This article highlights two perspectives which this term includes. What is democracy? Before elaborating on the global…
Petter Ölmunger | 22.02.2021
Panel explores a global referendum: a voice for humanity?
On February 16th the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) hosted an online session on the question of a global referendum as part of their conference A Planetary Moment…
Michael Weidinger | 17.02.2021
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