Background Note - Annual Democracy Forum 2016 As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA in 2016, Mongolia is organizing the Annual Democracy Forum in collaboration with International IDEA and also with the Non Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM Centre). The regional Forum will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 25-26 August 2016 with the theme “Learning from Democratic Transitions”.
Secretary-General Yves Leterme's Synthesis In this Forum, we have witnessed exchanges not only between the younger and the older generations from a personal point of view, but also between the younger and older democracies. Views of the young brought fresh ideas into the older generation’s minds, while the younger democracies reflected upon the experiences and challenges faced by the older democracies in their transitions to democracy.
Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders, a unique exploration of how countries become democracies, is an initiative of International IDEA. The book presents personal reflections, both on ending authoritarian rule and on building democracy, by former presidents on five continents who have played key roles in such transformations over the past 30 years.
Nepal's Constitution-Building Process, 2006–2015: Progress, Challenges and the Contributions of the International CommunityThis publication provides a brief overview of the peace and constitution-building processes in Nepal, starting with the end of decade-long People’s War in 2006 to promulgation of the constitution in 2015. It describes the incredible gains made by national actors over the years and the important supportive role played by the international community.
Political Parties and Citizen Movements in Asia and Europe A joint project of the Asia–Europe Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and International IDEA, this publication looks closely at initiatives and activities undertaken by political parties in Asia and Europe to relate to CSOs and citizen movements.