On September 16th, IPI together with the United Nations Working Group on Democracy, hosted a policy forum that focused on the UN’s efforts to promote democratization through its various field presences, in commemoration of the International Day of Democracy (IDD).

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Welcome remarks:
Michael Doyle, Member of the Board of Directors, International Peace Institute; Chair of the Advisory Board of UN Democracy Fund; Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law & Political Science, Columbia University

Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute

Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti

Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic

Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Belarus who has previously worked in Myanmar, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka, among other countries

Harriette Williams Bright, New York Representative and Advocacy Officer, Femmes Africa Solidarité