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Cooperation with International Organizations

International organizations play a significant role in the current sociopolitical situation. Their scope of action include: mediating in international conflicts; bringing rich and poor countries closer; providing cooperative assistance; reinforcing democratic institutions.

 

Regarding the latter aspect, it is important to mention the entities that deal with the analysis and enhancement of the electoral systems. Such organizations support the strengthening of the democracy, as they gather information, develop studies and aid in the technical and personal qualification of the electoral systems.

 

Here are some of such organizations:


E-Voting.CC — The Electronic Voting and Participation

Biannually, the E-Voting.CC Competence Center publishes Modern Democracy, an electronic magazine that offers contents about democracy and technological development for elections. (http://www.e-voting.cc)


IDEA - INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ELECTORAL ASSISTANCE

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is a nongovernmental organization that supports the development of democracy around the globe. Its goal is to strengthen the institutions and democratic processes. (http://www.idea.int)


ACE ELECTORAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORK

The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network provides information on elections, enables the exchange of intelligence among electoral bodies and provides capacity building services. It seeks to enable peaceful and sustainable elections. (http://www.aceproject.org)


POLITICAL DATABASE OF THE AMERICAS / ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND DATA

The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) is a nongovernmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University. It offers information on the electoral systems and data regarding all OAS member countries and Cuba. (http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Elecdata/elecdata.html)


CAPEL - CENTRO DE ASESORÍA Y PROMOCIÓN ELECTORAL

The Center for Electoral Assistance and Promotion (CAPEL) is a specialized program of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH). According to its statute, the goal of the program is to offer technical electoral advice and promote elections, with a multidisciplinary focus. (http://www.iidh.ed.cr/capel)


ELECTION GUIDE

The Election Guide offers up-to-date and accurate information on national elections around the globe, including political parties and candidates. It also offers information on the electoral systems and government structures of each country. (http://www.electionguide.org)


OAS - ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

The OAS brings the nations of the Western Hemisphere together in order to mutually strengthen democratic values, promote the human rights and discuss a number of regional and world matters. (http://www.oas.org)


UN - UNITED NATIONS

The UN is a center of global efforts which tackles problems that challenge humanity. It promotes the human rights, protection of environment, fight against poverty and reduction of diseases. It also plays a leadership role in international campaigns against illegal drug trade and terrorism. (http://www.un.org)