Activating ‘citizen mode’ to support democracy from the ground up

Against a backdrop of growing misinformation, political polarization, and a breakdown in trust between citizens and those who govern them, the UN is promoting the direct participation of citizens in decisions that affect them and their communities to rebuild trust in democracy. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1138292
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Activating ‘citizen mode’ to support democracy from the ground up

Ukraine grain deal, Ethiopia agreement, show ‘power of multilateralism in action’: Guterres

03 Nov 2022

Russia’s decision to rejoin the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the Ethiopian agreement to end the war in Tigray demonstrate the power of multilateralism in action, said the UN chief on Thursday, in a call for countries to also rebuild trust between the North and South at the UN’s COP27 climate conference in Egypt.

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South Sudan marks milestone amid stalled progress, spreading violence

07 Mar 2022

South Sudan’s unity government marked its two-year anniversary against a backdrop of stalled constitutional progress and ongoing cycles of community violence – often fuelled by political groups and armed militias – the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

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UN calls for closing internet connectivity and digital governance gap

09 Oct 2023

Against a backdrop of growing geopolitical tensions, proliferating crises and widening inequalities, the challenges facing the global community in reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are vast, the UN said on Monday.