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UNDEF now funded by 40 countries

Feb 24, 2011

Reflecting the crucial and historic era for democratization efforts worldwide, the list of countries contributing to UNDEF grew to 40 in February 2011, with Argentina becoming the latest donor to the Fund. UNDEF depends entirely on voluntary contributions from Member States and is supported by a range of countries of varying size and income level, led by co-founders the United States and India, who remain the two biggest donors. The list includes several non-traditional donors -- four in Africa, five in Latin America and six in Asia.

UNDEF Update 9

Jan 31, 2011

Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund.
This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.

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UNDEF funds new guide to developing accurate voter lists in transitional democracies

Jan 13, 2011

An UNDEF-funded project has launched a guide to developing accurate voter lists in transitional democracies. The handbook is based on a comparative analysis of transitional countries in Europe, including Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, and Moldova. It covers the full range of voter registration, from general requirements and legal frameworks to administrative and technical aspects, best practices and practical recommendations.

UNDEF Update 8

Nov 10, 2010

Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund.
This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.

To view the latest issue, please click here

For a text-only version (recommended for dial-up connections), please click here.

President Obama singles out support for UNDEF in speech to UN General Assembly

Sep 23, 2010

President Obama made special mention of the UN Democracy Fund in his address to the General Assembly on 23 September, saying "it’s time for every Member State... to increase the UN Democracy Fund". He spoke of democracy as the form of government that delivers most for citizens, and spoke of civil society -- the focus of UNDEF's work -- as the shapers of human progress and the conscience of communities."To put it simply: democracy, more than any other form of government, delivers for our citizens.

US Under Secretary of State reaffirms support for UNDEF

Sep 21, 2010

UNDEF Executive Head Roland Rich met on 21 September with María Otero, United States Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs and Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In the course of the meeting, Under Secretary Otero expressed the strong and continuing support of the US Administration for the UN Democracy Fund. She noted that the Fund had achieved considerable results in the five short years since it was created.

On International Day of Democracy, Governments reflect on their journeys

Sep 15, 2010

Governments spoke candidly at an event on the International Day of Democracy about their individual countries’ journeys towards democratic governance, reflected on the challenges ahead, and reaffirmed their commitment to the the UN Democracy Fund as a unique tool to strengthen democratic processes and values at the grassroots of societies around the world.

UNDEF Update 7

Jul 28, 2010

Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund.

This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.To view the latest issue, please click here

For a text-only version (recommended for dial-up connections), please click here.

UNDEF Update 6

May 10, 2010

10 May 2010  Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund.

This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.To view the latest issue, please click here

For a text-only version (recommended for dial-up connections), please click here.

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