UNDEF participates in launch of landmark democracy report
December 1, 2017
UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill participated in the launch of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance's landmark report, The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience, together with Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, International IDEA representatives Massimo Tommasoli and Adina Trunk. The report concludes that current use of the global views of the current state of democracy are overly pessimistic. It cites two of the ultimate democracy experts of our time, Tom Carothers and Richard Youngs: “A more nuanced perspective might not dispel the gloom, but it may help prevent a lapse into disabling pessimism”.