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

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

Speakers:
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

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