United Nations: Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Democracy (2009)

United Nations: Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Democracy (2009) - PDF file (A Publication of United Nations)
This note sets out the United Nations framework for democracy based on universal principles, norms and standards, emphasizing the internationally agreed normative content, drawing on lessons learned from experience and outlining the areas of support in which the UN has comparative advantages. It commits the Organization to principled, coherent and consistent action in support of democracy.