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Half of democratic governments around the world are in decline, undermined by problems ranging from restrictions on freedom of expression to distrust...
Covid 19 pandemic has placed a strain on democracy in Europe where democratic principles in some countries are already under threat, according to the...
In India, 64 percent identify social media feeds as the primary source of disinformation and fake news. Paradoxically, despite this awareness, 56% of urban Indians still turn to social media feeds as their top choice for news and information, raising concerns ahead of the 2024 general elections, said the latest UNESCO-Ipsos survey on the influence of online disinformation.
In a landmark survey conducted across 16 countries where general elections are scheduled for 2024, UNESCO and Ipsos explored public sentiments on disinformation, media trust, and concerns about the impact of online content on elections. The findings shed light on the increasing reliance on social media for news, high levels of concern regarding disinformation, and a strong call for regulatory intervention.
Discover how the participation of LGBTI+ persons in political and electoral processes can enhance human rights and build stronger democracies, as detailed in a new UNDP publication.
The bedrocks of democracy are under threat worldwide, as a recent report from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) reveals. This comprehensive study highlights alarming trends of declining democracy in many nations. From compromised elections to infringements on fundamental rights like freedom of expression and assembly, democracy is facing serious challenges, said the report--The Global State of Democracy 2023: The New Checks and Balances.
A 25% increase in food insecurity elevates the risk of conflict by 36%, while a 25% rise in the number of people without access to clean drinking water raises the likelihood of conflict by 18%. Food insecurity and water stress are tightly interlinked, with regions having a history of conflict and weak governance being the most susceptible, said the Ecological Threat Report, produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have issued a dire warning regarding the worsening situation of acute food insecurity in 18 hunger hotspots across 22 countries and territories, including 2 regional clusters. This alarming trend is expected to continue from November 2023 to April 2024.
Afghanistan finds itself at the lowest position among 177 countries regarding the status of women. This year's rankings, place Denmark at the top, affirming its position as the best country for women, scoring more than three times higher than Afghanistan, according to the latest Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Index.
Two years after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, the Afghan embassy in New Delhi has announced the suspension of its operations. The decision was attributed to a lack of cooperation from both the Taliban regime and the Indian government, marking a significant development in the ongoing power struggle within Afghanistan's diplomatic missions.