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Transitions to Democracy and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Country Experiences
30 Sep 2015 -  The Side Event will address whether lessons from successful experiences of democratic transition over the last decades are relevant to the current efforts of democratization in different regions of the world. The event will emphasize the trade-offs between short-term political reforms and long-term sustainable development gains. It will also consider the important role of leadership in transitions by addressing the role played by leaders in concrete situations of political, economic and social change that in each national context characterized complex and intricate transitions to democracy.
Side event co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN, International IDEA and the Community of Democracies at the 70th Session of the UN GA.
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