International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2015

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (A/62/7), the International Day of Democracy aims to encourage governments to strengthen their commitment to the promotion and consolidation of democratic values. This year’s initiative focuses on the role civil society plays within a successful democracy. The theme of […]

International Day of Democracy

News - 15 September, 2014

Today marks the International Day of Democracy. An event piloted by the United Nations which aims to promote democratic values worldwide. This year’s initiative is focused on the need to engage young people in the democratic process. Since its establishment in 2007 by the General Assembly, the International Day of Democracy has aimed to promote […]

World Press Freedom Day 2014: advancing the development agenda

News - 2 May, 2014

World Press Freedom day is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of freedom of the press, raise awareness around violations of press freedom and encourage steps which work towards press freedom across the world. World Press Freedom Day 2014 on 3rd May draws the discussion into the realm of development, focusing on the role […]

Clare Short’s speech from our Beyond extractive sector transparency

News - 2 April, 2014

On Wednesday 26 March, Clare Short, Chair  of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), made a keynote speech at our conference dinner. You can read a copy of her speech below. Beyond extractive sector transparency: driving prosperity and stability through good governance Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 March, 2014 | WP1268 “We have been talking about […]