News articles and updates on NIMD’s activities and developments.
The Africa Regional Conference (ARP) is a yearly event, organized by NIMD to provide a platform for political parties in the region to meet, learn and share experiences. In 2014, the event took place in Malawi and focused on gender in politics. From 7 to 9 October, political representatives from 20 African countries discussed the challenges and opportunities of increasing gender equality in politics and political parties. The conference was organized together with International IDEA and the Center for Multiparty Democracy in Malawi.
From 22 – 24 September the international seminar on women political rights and gender equity and equality took place in the city of Tegucigalpa in Honduras. The seminar was organized by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican agency for international development cooperation, AMEXCID.
What will the political future bring for the world’s largest Muslim democracy? During the 2014 Freedom Lecture on 21 October, Indonesian artist and activist Ade Darmawan will reflect on the political developments in Indonesia together with Will Derks, Indonesia expert of The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy.
Seventeen young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, five from Israel, five from the Palestinian territories, and seven from the rest of the world (Korea, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the United States and the Netherlands) are touring the Netherlands from 11 October to 18 October 2014 to work on their own Road Map to Peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories. The programme is organized by The Youth Peace Initiave (YPI). The group will present their Road Map to US Secretary John Kerry and to the Palestinian and the Israeli heads of the Peace Process negotiation teams. The Youth Peace Initiative visited The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy on 14 October for an in-depth workshop about dealing with conflict and facilitating dialogue in conflicted affected states.
The Africaday of the Max van der Stoel Foundation is the annual national conference on Africa and development cooperation in the Netherlands. The theme is ‘Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights’. NIMD is a partner of the Africaday and will give workshops and presentations on the political situation in African countries.
President Thein Sein of Myanmar visited the Dutch Parliament on Monday 8 september. Dutch politicians had the opportunity to speak with the president about his democratic reform agenda. Dutch MP for the Labour Party Michiel Servaes wrote about the visit and the meeting with the president on his blog.
ProDemos, Humanity House, The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and several other organizations in The Hague team up to organize the Night of the Dictatorships on 12 September 2014.
During the event we take a closer look at dictatorships all over the world, with activities such as debates, film screenings and lectures by international experts. NIMD organizes The Great Dictatorship Debate.