Democracy is under threat and must be defended, global statement warns

More than 500 political, civil leaders, nobel laureates and leading pro-democracy institutions from across the world, among them over sixty former heads of state and government, have signed a joint…

DWB | 25.06.2020
International survey: Citizens expect more democracy

The third Democracy Perception Index (DPI), one of the world’s largest annual surveys on democracy, indicates that people around the globe continue to see democracy as vital but have concerns…

Peter Orvetti | 18.06.2020
More than 200 civil society groups want citizens to be heard at the UN

More than 200 civil society groups from over fifty countries, among them sixty that operate internationally, call on the United Nations and its member governments to establish the instrument of…

DWB | 17.06.2020
First Global Citizens’ Assembly to discuss regulation of genome editing

A research team from the University of Canberra will convene the first Global Citizens’ Assembly, placing citizens from all over the world at the centre of a conversation about the…

Michael Weaver | 16.06.2020
Support for a more democratic United Nations gains momentum

Civil society statement on UN75Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations’s Charter on 26 June 1945, calls for making the world organization more democratic are…

DWB | 26.05.2020
Albert Einstein was right: we must democratize the UN

Three paths towards supranational democracy?When I wrote Climate Change and the Future of Democracy in 2018, I discussed three distinct paths toward the goal of democratizing global governance in response…

R. S. Deese | 25.05.2020
COVID: International inquiry needs to include elected representatives

A resolution expected to be passed this week at the World Health Assembly calls for an impartial and independent evaluation of the international response to COVID-19. Drafted by the European…

DWB | 18.05.2020
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