Declaration calls for an International Anti-Corruption Court
Integrity Initiatives International, a US-based organization fighting corruption, announced today that more than one hundred world leaders from over forty countries have signed a declaration calling for the creation of…
DWB | 10.06.2021
Humanity needs a global origin story that works for all
We are living through a momentous turning point in the history not just of humanity but of Planet Earth. But modern education is failing to help young people see the…
David Christian | 01.06.2021
Proposals for a more democratic UN broached at Gwangju Democracy Forum
Civil society statement and UN75 On May 20th, Democracy Without Borders hosted a fruitful online session at this year’s Gwangju Democracy Forum in collaboration with Democracy International, CIVICUS, Together First…
Amy Oloo | 27.05.2021
State of civil society: Report highlights mobilization amid pandemic
As COVID-19 swept the globe, deepening existing fault-lines in societies and generating fear and uncertainty, many governments used the pandemic as a pretext to clamp down on civic freedoms, sparking…
DWB | 27.05.2021
Is Yuval Harari really against global democracy and global government?
Introduction In two interviews published recently on YouTube, the historian, philosopher, and bestselling author Yuval Harari has said: “I think that you can’t have democracy, at least in the world…
John Vlasto | 17.05.2021
World federation and the Israel-Palestine conflict
As an Israeli citizen who is promoting the vision of a democratic world federation, I often encounter the following challenging question: “Your country holds millions of Palestinians under military rule,…
Oded Gilad | 14.05.2021
Survey reveals stable desire for democracy amid growing dissatisfaction
Ahead of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in 2021, the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and Latana, an online research company, published this year’s edition of the Democracy Perception Index (DPI). With…
Matteo Gorgoni | 10.05.2021
The Summit for Democracy needs to include the domestic opposition
For the first time since 2001, there are more autocracies in the world than democracies. In 2019, 54% of the world’s population lived in a full-blown autocracy; 35% lived in democracies…
Tarunabh Khaitan | 04.05.2021
Appell an die UNO: Allianz der Zivil­gesellschaft will mehr Demokratie
Anlässlich des internationalen Tages für Multilateralismus am 24. April hat eine Gruppe von über 100 zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen ein gemeinsames Statement veröffentlicht und die Vereinten Nationen aufgefordert, sich zu öffnen und…
DWB | 24.04.2021
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
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