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  • “Puerto Rico: The FRAGILITY OF POWER”, an article by Dr. Leonel Fernández

    August 9, 2019 Just a month ago no one would have imagined that Ricardo Rosselló, who was preparing for his reelection in 2020, would stop being the governor of Puerto Rico. As of last Saturday [at the time of writing], the governor has been Pedro Pierluisi, the former resident commissioner in Washington, D.C., brought out of his ostracization... Continue Reading >
  • New Website for GFDD!

    August 5, 2019 GFDD is proud to announce and share with all its followers and collaborators a new institutional website. The site, while maintaining the same domain address:, has improved functionalities and a redesigned layout and appearance. The modern site is now optimized 100% for mobile devices and presents a better display of multimedia content (pictures and videos).... Continue Reading >
  • GFDD Joined Stakeholders in New York City to Protect Oceans and Seas

    July 31, 2019 GFDD, together with multiple stakeholders from all around the world, discussed several ideas to preserve the oceans at the special meeting ‘Building Support for Our Ocean’, held in New York City this week. The event was co-sponsored by partner organizations as the Permanent Missions of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and Vanuatu to the United Nations, as... Continue Reading >
  • Global Roundtable Interview with the OAS’ Luis Porto Covers Democratic and Development Challenges in the Americas

    July 24, 2019 Washington, D.C. - The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) was pleased to welcome Senior Advisor to the Strategic Counsel for Organizational Development and Management for Results at the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Porto, to the organization’s offices in Washington, D.C. for a Global Roundtables interview. On July 24 diplomat and GFDD... Continue Reading >
  • New Study on Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic launched

    July 24, 2019 Jennifer Peirce, holder of a master's in international relations—published on July 23 at Funglode—through GFDD's Fellows program. Santo Domingo - Throughout 15 years of political changes and budgetary restrictions, the Dominican New Prison Management Model has adapted, integrated lessons, and shared its experiences and tools with neighbor countries in Latin America. The model stands in... Continue Reading >
  • “Institutional Democratic Revolution”, an article by Dr. Leonel Fernández

    July 23, 2019 With its triumph in the congressional or midterm elections of 2006, the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), for the first time, achieved a majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This allowed us, at that time, to maintain that as a result of those elections, a reencounter with history had occurred in the... Continue Reading >
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We can only achieve the #SDGs by building an intergenerational partnership: empowering, educating, and getting young people involved in the leadership for the transformation towards dignity and Sustainable Development. #InternationalYouthDay

Today is #InternationalYouthDay and GFDD is proud to support their empowerment with training programs and educational initiatives! As the @UN says, "young women and men as essential partners in change".

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