International Democracy Day 2017

International Democracy Day 2017

“Democracy and Conflict” is the theme of this year’s International Democracy Day, and as the UN Secretary General has stated in his message ahead of the day: “The International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance […]

Myanmar: DIPD supports parties’ social policy development efforts

Myanmar: DIPD supports parties’ social policy development efforts

How can parties develop policies to address drug abuse in Myanmar? What kinds of approaches can parties take to multicultural and appropriate education policies? These questions were some of those addressed last week, when DIPD supported the political parties of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) to discuss different policy principles for consideration in […]

Stort fremskridt for Swazilands demokratibevægelse

Stort fremskridt for Swazilands demokratibevægelse

Skrevet af Lise Thorsen, medlem af Socialdemokratiets internationale udvalg. Afrikas sidste enevældige kongedømme, Swaziland, har taget et afgørende skridt mod mere demokrati. Partiet SWADEPA (Swazi Democratic Party) afholdte sin første kongres nogensinde den 25. – 26. august i Manzini, Swaziland. Det er første gang siden 1973 at en partipolitisk kongres er blevet afholdt i landet. […]

Collaboration During Crisis in Nepal

Collaboration During Crisis in Nepal

The recent monsoon has caused a massive flooding in Nepal particularly in the southern belt known as the Tarai where most of Nepal’s population dwell. This disaster has reportedly affected nearly six million people jeopardizing their fundamental human security. The Steering Committee members of Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening (JOMPOPS), DIPD’s local partner in […]

Youth day celebrations in Myanmar

Youth day celebrations in Myanmar

On August 11-12 the International Youth Day was celebrated in Yangon, Myanmar. DIPD in Myanmar had invited representatives from the political youth across the country, and the day was celebrated with presentations, workshops and discussions. The theme was Youth Building Peace. The atmosphere, the engagement and the will to find solutions on how to make […]

DIPD supports UPDJC Political Party Group Dialogue

DIPD supports UPDJC Political Party Group Dialogue

During a three-day meeting at the end of July, DIPD has supported the political parties of Myanmar in developing consensus-based policy proposals to the country’s peace process. The three-day meeting was held in preparation to the third meeting of Myanmar’s 21st Century Panglong Conference, which will be held later in 2017. Myanmar’s Union Peace Conference, […]

DIPD celebrates the 5th Anniversary of its Myanmar Programme

DIPD celebrates the 5th Anniversary of its Myanmar Programme

The year 2017 is a special year for DIPD’s programme in Myanmar. This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the establishment of DIPD Myanmar – the Myanmar Multiparty Democracy Programme. On 26 May 2012, the DIPD board formally approved its engagement in Myanmar and over the past five years, the programme has blossomed into […]

Despite the odds, Nepal’s Constitution is being implemented

Despite the odds, Nepal’s Constitution is being implemented

In an interview with DIPD’s representative in Nepal, senior leader of the Maoist party of Nepal, mr. Dina Nath Sharm, gives his honest analysis of the political sitution in the country. The current chair of DIPD partner Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening (JOMPOPS), Mr. Dina Nath Sharma, is one of the senior leaders of […]

Combating Gender Based Violence in Myanmar

Combating Gender Based Violence in Myanmar

How can women in political parties in Myanmar support the campaign to end gender based violence? While Myanmar is a signatory to The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) since 1997 and adopted the National Strategic Plan for Women Advancement (2013-2022) combat violence against women, there are no specific […]