The planetary incapacity to govern needs to be addressed right now
Will the planetary incapacity to govern be addressed right now or do we wait until after a Third World War to do so? The First World War made it painfully…
Georgios Zervas and Peter Spiegel | 21.04.2022
Space governance: Who speaks for Earth?
As space science matures and accelerates, the time has come for a democratically accountable UN to moderate human activity beyond Earth argues Ian Crawford.
Ian Crawford | 12.04.2022
Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy tells UN either to reform or dissolve
In a video speech delivered on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed a meeting of the UN’s Security Council of mass atrocities committed by Russian forces against…
DWB | 06.04.2022
Policy briefs: Evidence shows that democracy performs better
Policy briefs published by V-Dem Institute collate evidence that democracy performs better in public goods provision, education, growth, social protection, health, climate change mitigation and other fields
Aslınur İnalcı | 31.03.2022
Stockholm+50: Civil society wants effective governance of global commons
Ahead of the UN’s Stockholm+50 conference on the environment in June 2022, around 40 civil society organizations published a joint statement calling for a “critical paradigm shift” to ensure effective…
Hans Leander | 22.03.2022
UN chief convenes panel on “effective multilateralism” amid global crisis
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced last week that he has established a “High‑Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism”, in short HLAB. According to a “note to correspondents” released by…
DWB | 21.03.2022
Veto power in Security Council back on the agenda after Russia’s UN vote
Following a veto cast by Russia in a vote of the UN Security Council on 25 February 2022 on a resolution condemning Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the legitimacy…
DWB | 09.03.2022
Democracy under heavy fire across the globe, new studies say
On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine, one of its neighbouring countries, marking a steep escalation of a conflict that began with its annexation of…
Harry Gray | 07.03.2022
Russian attack on Ukraine escalates “global war” on democracy, group says
Amid global protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Democracy Without Borders released a statement today condemning “the war of aggression carried out by the Russian regime and its enablers.” The…
DWB | 27.02.2022
Commitment to democracy is needed now more than ever
One hundred countries joined Biden’s Summit for Democracy in December 2021 to demonstrate their commitment to, and develop strategies to defend, democracy during a time of increased autocratic threats. While…
Laura Thornton and Annika Silva-Leander | 18.02.2022
Economist’s global democracy rating hits a new low in 2021
The 2021 edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index found the worst state of global democracy in the 16 years the index has been produced — even worse than…
Peter Orvetti | 12.02.2022
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