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
Let the people determine the best candidate for UN Secretary-General
The selection process of the United Nations Secretary-General is underway. The process is obscure, the timeline unclear and the stakeholders are meeting behind closed doors. This is problematic on a…
Colombe Cahen-Salvador und Andrea Venzon | 18.03.2021
V-Dem Bericht 2021: Welle der Autokratisierung beschleunigt sich
Die weltweite Autokratisierungswelle schreitet auch im Jahr 2020 voran. In der globalen Entwicklung ist die Demokratisierung in den letzten Jahren in etwa auf das Niveau von 1990 zurückgefallen. Dies ist…
Stefan Kalberer | 14.03.2021
Time for global democracy promotion to be ramped up
Democracy is under pressure across the world. According to the latest annual report by Freedom House, a United States-based non-partisan think-tank, the balance is shifting further “in favour of tyranny”….
Andreas Bummel | 11.03.2021
Global trend towards less freedom continues for the 15th straight year
Freedom House’s 2021 Freedom in the World report casts the state of democracy worldwide as dire, with global freedom declining for the 15th straight year and with the gap between the countries seeing…
Peter Orvetti | 05.03.2021
UN2020-Kampagne macht weiter als Coalition for the UN We Need
Democracy Without Borders (DWB) war von Beginn an Teil der 2017 ins Leben gerufenen UN2020-Kampagne. Nun, da sowohl das 75-jährige Jubiläum der UN als auch das Jahr 2020 vergangen sind,…
Hans Leander | 02.03.2021
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