The World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy will host the online meeting “Towards a Common Future: The Potential of a World Federalist Approach” on February 20. Speakers will include Andreas Bummel of Democracy Without Borders, Camila López Badra of Democracia Global, and Jojo Mehta of the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Register here.
On the Democracy Without Borders website, Nicolas Rowe summarizes the findings of the Economist Intelligence Unit‘s 2020 Democracy Index, which “aims to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries, covering almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s sovereign states. … The number of ‘full democracies’ increased by one to 23” from 2019, “the number of ‘flawed democracies’ decreased by two to 52, there are now 35 ‘hybrid regimes’ on record, two less than in 2019, and the number of ‘authoritarian regimes’ increased by three to a total of 57.”
Vernita Pearl Fort and Fritz Pointer spoke with Luca Alfieri and Eston McKeague of Young World Federalists in a YouTube livestream about “their experiences as world federalists and their ideas for the future of the movement”: