LOCAL TIME (SANTIAGO DE CHILE) 13:00-14:30 CLST
To mark International IDEA’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean will organize a panel discussion on the state and future of democracy in the region. The event will provide a forward-looking and future-oriented focus on issues that will impact democracy in Latin America for years to come by bringing together regional experts working to support and improve democracy in Latin America’s post-pandemic scenario.
By convening this event, International IDEA wishes to contribute ideas to the debate about the future of democracy to collectively craft a new narrative for democracy support efforts in Latin America. More specifically, the webinar will address the following themes and questions:
– The general impact of the pandemic in Latin America’s Democracy: How to protect it and which are the most vulnerable aspects that should be strengthened in order to avoid major social and political conflicts in post-pandemic times?
– Regional integration under a gender perspective: How to integrate the gender perspective in transversal public policymaking process throughout the region?
– How to cherish and rethink democracy during and after a pandemic?
– How to settle institutional control systems to avoid corruption and the mishandling of public expenses during emergency times?
– Latin America’s integration to tackle pandemic enhanced social and economic deficits: What are the main aspects that should be agreed upon to have a common voice in our international scenario?
– The shared democratic values that should frame Latin America’s integration models in post-pandemic times: Economic integration under which conditions? Laissez-faire or common values?
– Sergio Bitar, Vice Chair of the Board of Advisers, International IDEA
– Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General, International IDEA
– Laura Chinchilla, Former President, Costa Rica
– Jorge Castañeda Gutman, Former Secretary for External Affairs of the Government of México
– Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
– Isabel de Saint Malo, Former Vice President, Panama
– Maria-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director, UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean
MODERATOR: Daniel Zovatto, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, International IDEA