Obiageli Ezekwesili, Former Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division has been appointed as one of the Democracy Ambassadors of the International Institute for Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).
This is ahead of its Global State of Democracy publication, to be launched in November 2017.
Others are Titi Anggraini, Executive Director, Perludem-Association for Election and Democracy; Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Sergio Bitar, Former Chilean politician, International IDEA Board of Advisers; Emine Bozkurt, Dutch politician, former Member of the European Parliament.
The others are Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica; Jan Eliasson, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Gareth Evans, Chancellor of the Australian National University and former Australian Foreign Minister; Surin Pitsuwan, Former Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Dr. S. Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia.
The official launch of The Global State of Democracy publication will take place on 15 November in Stockholm.