Europe

A first for Ukraine: A school of democratic procedures in all regions

Jan 15, 2015

UNDEF funds the first initiative in Ukraine to introduce parliamentary procedures in the daily work of selected local Councils in all 24 regions of the country, including in the East, so as to increase the transparency and accountability of local self-governance. The project is selecting 24 local authorities, one for each region of Ukraine, to attend a School of Democratic Rules and Procedures. It will promote the adoption of amendments to the regulations of the relevant local authorities to introduce parliamentary procedures and democratic rules.

Getting out the vote among women and young people in Azerbaijan

Oct 07, 2013

For Azerbaijan's presidential elections on 9 October 2013, and parliamentary elections in November 2015, UNDEF funds a project in Azerbaijan to build awareness of electoral process and voting rights among local communities, with a special focus on women and youth.  In this way, it works to strengthen participation in democratic processes of the future. Implemented by Azerbaijan Youth Union,the project held two days of training in basic principles of voting rights in Lenkaran City in August 2013.

UNDEF partners with International Herald Tribune and Kathimerini in holding Athens Forum on Democracy

Sep 24, 2013

To mark the International Day of Democracy, International Herald Tribune and Kathimerini newspapers convened, in cooperation with UNDEF, the  "Athens Forum 2013:  Democracy under Pressure" in the Ancient Agora of Athens -- the birthplace of democracy. The event, which can be watched in its entirety here, was part of the Herald Tribune's The Global Conversation series of high-level debates and panel discussions on key global challenges. Panellists included ministers from India and Sweden, two of UNDEF's top donors.

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