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Global freedom continues to decline but promise of democracy endures

Global freedom continues to decline but promise of democracy endures 1000 631 Charles Marsh

Freedom House in Washington D.C. recently published its 2019 report on Freedom in the World, finding that in the previous year overall global freedom declined for the 13th consecutive time. While…

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The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union 1000 540 DWB

A new policy review was released by Democracy Without Borders titled The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. It was authored by Andreas Bummel, co-founder and…

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European Parliament calls on Council to become more transparent

European Parliament calls on Council to become more transparent 1023 588 Petter Ölmunger

On 17 January 2019 the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the Council of the European Union (Council) to become more democratic, transparent and accountable to the European public. The…

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EIU report: Downward trend of democracy halted in 2018

EIU report: Downward trend of democracy halted in 2018 1000 526 Marie Becker

In the 2018 edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently found that the downward trend of democracy in the world came to a halt for the…

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Reviving Multilateralism on the Road to 2020

Reviving Multilateralism on the Road to 2020 1000 528 Richard Ponzio, Joris Larik & William Durch

As humanity struggles with mass violence, mass migrations and the widening effect of climate change, the international system inaugurated nearly 75 years ago to manage such global problems seems to be…

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Who should elect the World Bank’s president?

Who should elect the World Bank’s president? 1000 539 Petter Ölmunger

A week ago the World Bank made the surprise announcement that its president Jim Yong Kim quits his position effective February 1 to join the private sector. In a letter to…

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Call for a world parliament during week of action

Call for a world parliament during week of action 1000 563 Petter Ölmunger

Around United Nations Day on 24th October 2018, a global week of a action was celebrated for the fifth time with activities across the world in support of the establishment…

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The Swiss World Federalist Association is now Democracy Without Borders Switzerland

The Swiss World Federalist Association is now Democracy Without Borders Switzerland 1000 355 Christian Müller

The Association of World Federalists of Switzerland has joined the international organization of Democracy Without Borders (DWB) and renamed itself Democracy Without Borders Switzerland. This was decided at a general…

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Global statement: Human rights defenders need more support and protection

Global statement: Human rights defenders need more support and protection 1000 586 Hans Leander

The 9th of December 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders  and 10th of December the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration on…

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Seminar on “How to Assemble Parliamentary Assemblies”

Seminar on “How to Assemble Parliamentary Assemblies” 1024 485 John Vlasto

On 27-28 November 2018 the Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) in collaboration with Democracy Without Borders (DWB) hosted an international expert seminar in Brussels entitled “How to Assemble Parliamentary…

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