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Press Releases

2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

02 October 2002

International IDEA signs 400,000 Euro funding agreement with Germany for democracy promotion in the Arab World

17 September 2002

International Conference Launches Global 'Bill of Electoral Rights for People with Disabilities'

10 June 2002

International IDEA To Host Commission on Human Security Seminar

7 June 2002

Conference on Challenges to Sustainable Democracy in Georgia and the South Caucasus

6 May 2002

International IDEA Welcomes Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

25 April 2002

International IDEA Board Announces New Secretary-General

19 April 2002

Global Voter Turnout Declining

20 March 2002

Launch of Global Survey of the State of Democracy

14 March 2002

New regional opinion survey shows Serbians care more about domestic than international issues; survey charts other trends across Balkan region

8 March 2002

On International Women's Day, Democracy Institute Urges Focus on Increasing Women's Political Participation Worldwide; Only 14.5 percent of Elected Parliamentarians are Women

4 December 2001

International IDEA Secretary-General To Step Down in 2002

21 November 2001

Experts from 18 Countries Meet to Discuss 'Money and Democratic Politics'

20 November 2001

Denmark Ranks High in Voter Turnout Among 170 Global Democracies

11 November 2001

Money and Democratic Politics Workshop

26 October 2001

Seminar on Constitutionalism in Burkina Faso

19 October 2001

International IDEA Seminar on United Nations & Democracy

9 October 2001

Indonesian Conference on Constitutional Reform

25 September 2001

Nigeria National Workshop on Constitutional Reform

12 September 2001

Statement following the events of September 11

7 August 2001

Colombia Handbook Launch

26 June 2001

International IDEA Member States Elect New Chairman and Deputy Secretary-General

14 June 2001

Democracy Forum To Assess Information Revolution's Impact on Democracy

26 April 2001

International IDEA to Launch Handbook on Local Democracy at the IULA Congress

27 March 2001

Hague Conference to Discuss External Assistance to Political Parties

6 December 2000

Burkina Faso: Centre for Democratic Governance in Focus at Ougadougou Workshop, 8-9 December 2000 | en français

21 November 2000
International IDEA's Nigeria Democracy Assessment Report Launched

14 November 2000
New Report Tackles Indonesia's Reform Challenge

4 September 2000
International IDEA to Host Kosovo Election Commission Meeting 6-7 September

Link to the OSCE Press Release on Kosovo

13 June 2000
Former Finnish President Joins Board of International IDEA

31 May 2000
Democracy and Poverty in Focus at International IDEA’s Democracy Forum 8-9 June

29 May 2000
International IDEA organise un atelier régional du 31 mai au 1 juin à Cotonou, Bénin sur le rôle des femmes dans la politique parlementaire en Afrique de l'Ouest

International IDEA to host a regional workshop 31 May - I June, in Cotonou, Benin on the role of women in parliamentary politics in Francophone West Africa.

3 May 2000
Regional Conference to Discuss Strategies for Democracy Consolidation
in Southern Africa 

6 December, 1999
Is Democracy the Road to Peace

11 November 1999
John Biehl del Río New Senior Executive for International IDEA

25 October 1999
Mauritius and Uruguay Join International IDEA

16-19 September 1999
Electoral Management Bodies met in Spain

9 July 1999
Karin-Lis Svarre appointed new Director of Information for
International IDEA

Photo for downloading

6 July 1999
International IDEA Launches Website on Global Voter Turnout

17 June 1999
Why are there so few young voters - and what can be done about it?

10 June 1999
Young Democracy Advocates World-Wide to Gather in Stockholm 18-19 June

27 May 1999
Co-operation Agreement signed between Inter-American Development Bank and International IDEA

8 January 1999
The Board of IDEA calls for immediate release of Dr Alpha Condé

French Version
Le Conseil d’Administration de International IDEA lance un appel pour la libération du leader de l’opposition guinéenne

4 December 1998
In Indonesia Independent Electoral Commission
Key for a Successful Transition to Democracy

23 November 1998
Dialogue for Democratic Development: International Conference to be held in Stockholm 23 to 25 November

French version
Dialogue pour le développement démocratique: Conférence internationale à Stockholm du 23 au 25 novembre

22 October 1998
Leading Democracy Organizations Promote Affordable Elections Around the World

30 September 1998
International Conference on Democracy and Deep-Rooted Conflict to be held next week in Stockholm

4 August 1998
Nobel Laureates in Support of Democracy in Burma

29 July 1998
International IDEA is Deeply Concerned about the Restriction of Movements of Aung San Suu Kyi

24 June 1998
Indonesian Student Leader Calls for Action from European and US Governments to Ensure Free and Fair Elections

24 June 1998
International IDEA launches new publication: Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers

22 June 1998
Anti-Corruption Organization Joins International IDEA

22 June 1998
Indonesian Democracy Leader speaks at International IDEA´s third annual 1998 Democracy Forum which opens in Stockholm tomorrow

4 May 1998
International IDEA condemns murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi

Spanish version: IDEA Internacional condena enérgicamente el asesinato de Monsenor Juan Gerardi

4 May 1998
International IDEA urges the releases of Nigerian democracy leader

Spanish version: IDEA Internacional urge la pronta liberación de líder del movimiento democrático nigeriano

21 April 1998
International IDEA´s Third Democracy Forum to be held in Stockholm 23 to 24 June 1998

27 March 1998
International Delegation Evaluates Democratization in Guatemala

17 March 1998
Election officials from Central Asia conclude workshop at International IDEA

28 Jan 1998
International IDEA launches report on democracy in Burkina Faso

French version:La Démocratie au Burkina Faso:International IDEA appuie la consolidation de la démocratie au Burkina Faso

21 Jan 1998
Canada joins International IDEA

9 Jan 1998
International IDEA Initiates New Democracy Programme in the Middle East

29 Dec 1997
Burmese opposition leader urges international community to join forces to push junta on reform

22 Aug 1997
Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers

3 July 1997
Women in Politics: Democracy Forum Debates the Rules of the Game

2 July 1997
Botswana, Namibia and the International Federation of Journalists join IDEA

2 July 1997
International IDEA launches Global Report on Voter Turnout

1 July 1997
Ballots, Bread and Butter Democracy in Central America 

30 June 1997
The 1997 Democracy Forum Opens With Focus on Africa

19 June 1997
International IDEA´s 1997 Democracy Forum 

10 June 1997
Zambian Political Parties Agree to Work Together to Establish a Programme of Action For Sustainable Democracy 

3 June 1997
Democracy in Romania : An Assessment Mission 



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