LEAVING NO-ONE BEHIND: POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE SDGS

Following the GPMD event at the 2019 High Level Political Forum in New York, GPMD Chair and NIMD Colombia Director, Ángela Rodríguez, reflects on the crucial role of political parties for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the UN’s 193 Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By signing this working document … Continued

GPMD event at #HLPF2019: Why political parties matter in achieving the SDGs

The role of political parties in achieving the 2030 Agenda has been consistently overlooked. Political parties in fact have an important role to play in empowering citizens and ensuring inclusiveness and equality in society. When political parties represent the interests of the people and work together for the common good, it will ultimately lead to … Continued

Malawi’s Political Parties Act signed into law following lobbying by GPMD member CMD Malawi

Since 2005, The Centre for Multiparty Democracy – Malawi (CMD-M) has supported interparty dialogue and built trust between the nation’s parties. Their tireless efforts have provided an inclusive all-party platform for political actors in Malawi, which at the end of 2018 has yielded a significant milestone in the country’s institutional development. As of 1 December, … Continued

Building relations and fostering dialogue: An exchange visit from Georgia and Ukraine to the Netherlands

A delegation of politicians and civil society organization (CSO) leaders from Georgia and Ukraine visited The Hague this week as part of a programme designed to enhance cooperation and policy awareness. The delegates met with Dutch MPs, Ambassadors, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NGOs to identify shared interests, exchange information and … Continued

One party dominance: threat or opportunity for democratization?

This blog part of a series of insights on Political Paradoxes, through which NIMD’s Knowledge Development Advisor, Jerome Scheltens, explores how we deal with paradoxes, contradictions or counter-intuitive manifestations in politics through our work. Recently, we saw the sudden end of Robert Mugabe’s reign in Zimbabwe. Sudden, but not unexpected. With the ruler approaching 94 years of … Continued

Paradoxes of politics: Too many parties?

Blog by Jerome Scheltens, NIMD Knowledge Development Advisor This blog is part of a series of insights on Political Paradoxes, through which NIMD explores the paradoxes, contradictions or counter-intuitive manifestations in politics that political party support organizations can face in their work. Can there ever be too many parties in a democracy? The principle answer … Continued

Paradoxes of politics: The trust paradox… or the Chatham House Rule-reversed!

Blog by Jerome Scheltens, NIMD Knowledge Development Advisor NIMD has launched a new blog on Political Paradoxes. This series of insights explores the paradoxes, contradictions or counter-intuitive manifestations in politics that political party support organizations can face. This week, the University of Leiden in the Netherlands is hosting an International Colloquium on ‘Democratic Legitimacy of State Secrecy’ … Continued