A World Community of Democratic Nations based on NATO and the OECD?
The promotion of democracy has become more urgent recently, as the world seems to become a more dangerous place. The threat of nuclear war has raised its head once again….
Chris Hamer | 23.04.2018
A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century
An event on 11 April 2018 hosted by the United Nations Correspondents Association at UN headquarters in New York marked the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and…
Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel | 16.04.2018
State of Civil Society Report 2018: limitations on civic space met defiant resistance
The international alliance of civil society organizations CIVICUS released a report on the State of Civil Society that highlighted ten different trends in 2017. According to the report, attacks on…
Jessica Lee | 03.04.2018
Efforts for longevity must go along with strengthening global democracy
A growing interest in life extension technology has led to investments of billions of dollars with a plethora of intriguing technologies promising advances in combating aging. As average human life…
Didier Coeurnelle | 30.03.2018
Event in Berlin: Strengthening democracy through a world parliament
Last Thursday (22 March), the participants in an event at Pariser Platz in Berlin hoped that the establishment of a parliamentary assembly at the UN would provide impetus for a…
DWB | 28.03.2018
Campaign suggests that General Assembly should vote on Security Council reform
This month the Elect the Council campaign that is coordinated by the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria released a recent summary of their suggestions on how to reform the…
Phoebe Guinn | 21.03.2018
The Security Council has failed Syria: time to question its authority
In his final address to the Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid decried the “pernicious use of the veto” by the permanent members of the…
Andreas Bummel | 09.03.2018
Human Rights Watch report highlights dissent against rising populism
Human Rights Watch released its annual report in January 2018, providing a summary of the key human rights issues investigated from late 2016 to November 2017 in over 90 countries and…
Jessica Lee | 21.02.2018
EIU report: Freedom of speech under pressure, democracy continues to backslide
In the 10th edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently reported the worst performance in global democracy since 2010-11 in the aftermath of the global economic…
Phoebe Guinn | 19.02.2018
Swedish association of Democracy Without Borders established in Stockholm
At a meeting on February 3, 2018, a Swedish association of Democracy Without Borders was established in Stockholm. According to the statutes adopted in the capital’s old town, the overall…
Hans Leander | 10.02.2018
A call to action: For an inclusive and effective UN reform summit in 2020
The 24th of October, 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. This constitutes an opportunity – a chance for civil society to push for improved world governance.Beyond…
Fergus Watt | 06.02.2018
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