As global freedom recedes civil movements fight for fundamental rights

On March 4th Freedom House in Washington D.C. published its 2020 report on Freedom in the World, finding that in 2019 overall global freedom declined for the 14th consecutive time….

Andreas Meier | 10.03.2020
We need a global health system to deal with pandemics

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has brought into focus the need for a global health system. Infectious disease outbreaks are a global problem that nation states alone cannot tackle. To minimise…

Josephine Borghi | 06.03.2020
Global survey: democracy remains popular but many are dissatisfied

Over the past few years, many commentators have become pessimistic about the future of democracy, lamenting the rise of right-populist movements stretching from the United States to India. However, the…

Peter Orvetti | 03.03.2020
PyeongChang: Dialogue on UN75 and support for a more democratic UN

A joint message reviewed by participants at the end of this year’s PyeongChang Peace Forum in South Korea from 9-11 February 2020 calls for the creation of “meaningful entry points…

DWB | 14.02.2020
EIU report: 2019 a year of democratic setbacks and popular protest

The twelfth edition of the Democracy Index covering 2019 that was published recently has concluded that global democracy is in its most fragile state since The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)…

Ryan Whyte | 07.02.2020
Dissatisfaction with democracy at an all-time high, new study says

A study from the University of Cambridge’s new Centre for the Future of Democracy that was launched these days has found dissatisfaction with democracy around the world at its highest…

Peter Orvetti | 04.02.2020
Civil society groups boycott G20 summit in Saudi Arabia

The fifteenth meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) will be hosted by Saudi Arabia from 21–22 November 2020 in the capital city of Riyadh. According to Freedom House in…

DWB | 29.01.2020
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