“Amazing and unexpected news” of Nobel Peace award

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a quartet of Tunisian organizations has been described by the UN in the North African country as amazing and unexpected.

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UN marks International Day by stressing vital role of civil society for true democracy

A strong and freely operating civil society is crucial for successful and stable democracies and must be given the space to carry out their vital functions, the United Nations emphasized today, as it marked the International Day of Democracy.

Governments reminded that democracies need strong civil society

Discussions about gender equality must not be isolated from discussions about democracy and civil society.

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South Sudan: Peace deal paves way for functioning democracy

The peace deal signed at the end of August in South Sudan will allow the nation to focus on development, according to a senior government official.

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Good governance and democracy “non-negotiable:” IPU chief

Good governance and democracy are “non-negotiable” and must be implemented across all regions of the world with the help of parliamentarians.

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Parliamentarians key to ending global poverty and inequality

Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.

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Former Portuguese President honoured for democracy activism

Former Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio has been honoured by the United Nations for his decades of public service to the international community.

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