New data confirms a halt of democracy’s rise in the world
In November 2017 the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) based in Stockholm published its first report on “The Global State of Democracy” (GSoD) (Democracy Without Borders…
Marie Becker | 07.11.2018
Debate on a World Parliament: “We cannot wait for another disaster”
On 25 October 2018 Democracy Without Borders Sweden, together with the Global Challenges Foundation and the Institute for Future Studies organized a seminar on the book A World Parliament: Governance…
Hans Leander | 30.10.2018
Germany is forging an alliance for multilateralism to strengthen the global order
The main topic in the general debate of the ongoing 73rd session of the General Assembly was the very principle underlying the United Nations: Multilateralism. Secretary-General António Guterres warned that…
Jessica Seiler | 29.10.2018
Sovereignty and the challenge of countering the threats to democracy
In many countries in the world democracy is under stress. There are more and more signs that a global democratic backsliding may be setting in. Recently, the Varieties of Democracy…
Andreas Bummel | 11.10.2018
News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
This week, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly was opened in New York. Next week’s general debate of heads of state and government will be held under…
DWB | 21.09.2018
How ‘Big History’ can save the world
The term “Big History” was coined in the early 1990s by the historian David Christian of Macquarie University. It is nothing if not ambitious, aiming to integrate human history with the deeper…
Ian Crawford | 09.08.2018
Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making
The Global Challenges Foundation based in Stockholm recently released a follow up to its 2017’s survey on “Attitudes to Global Risk and Governance” which was again conducted by ComRes. The…
Andrew McAllister | 27.07.2018
World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy
Convening in The Hague, the world’s capital of international law, the World Federalist Movement (WFM) reaffirmed the organization’s fight for global justice, peace, and democracy. In a resolution adopted at…
DWB | 17.07.2018
V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum
While the global level of democracy has not changed dramatically from last year and remains close to its all-time high, the 2018 Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) report covering 178 countries…
Charles Marsh | 08.07.2018
The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit
The European Parliament called on the EU’s governments to advocate the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly starting in September. A…
DWB | 05.07.2018
The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018
The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30th, 2018, to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy. This date was chosen by the United Nations…
Andreas Bummel | 29.06.2018
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