Red Interamericana para la Democracia (RID)

Inter-American Democracy Network (IADN)

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History

1995. Original founding organizations (6): Partners of the Americas (USA); Corporación Participa (Chile); Asociación Conciencia and Poder Cuidadano Foundation (Argentina); Instituto de Investigación y Autoformación Politica (Guatemala); Political Science Department of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

Aims

Strengthen democracy by encouraging responsible citizen participation and supporting implementation of mechanisms and laws that guarantee this participation; promote citizens' understanding of their democratic rights and responsibilities so that they can be effectively utilized at the community level; foster collaboration among civil society organizations, national and local governments and regional democratic leaders; strengthen members' technical and institutional capacities and finance strategic projects.

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Activities

Areas of expertise: Transparency and Anti-Corruption; Hemispheric Processes; Decentralization and Local Government Strengthening; Civic Responsibility; Political Parties; Citizen Deliberation. Services include: 'INFORID' - America Civic News Agency providing information about the activities conducted by Inter-American Democracy Network member non-governmental organizations to the mass media throughout the continent; 'Virtual Training Campus (VTC)' - access to virtual discussion fora, on-line library, calendar of events and 'Latin American Citizen Participation Index (LACPI)', which is a study evaluating fields, levels and motivation of citizen participation in each of the analysed countries.

Structure

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Languages

English, Spanish.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 23 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F7113

Last News Received

1. Jun 2009
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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