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Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Democracy

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Democracy

The Guidance Note on Democracy was released in 2009 by the United Nations Secretary-General. Although primarily intended for the UN Secretariat, it presents a conception of democracy and principles for assistance that are helpful in general. Overall, the Guidance Note promotes a broad and open definition of democracy, while providing an illustrative framework to how democracy may be consolidated by local and external actors.



1. Introduction

2. Normative and Conceptual Foundations

3. Guiding Principles for Effective Assistance

4. UN Democracy Assistance: Areas of UN Focus and Comparative Advantage

5. Conclusion: Enhancing Coherence and Coordination

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