Freedom House, together with a broad coalition
of non-governmental organizations, former government officials, and eminent persons, has appealed for the establishment of a United Nations Democracy Group during the meeting of the UN General Assembly this autumn.
Nations in Transit, Freedom House's annual survey of political and economic transition in the 27 former communist states of Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, is now available on the Freedom House website.
In his upcoming trip through Africa, President
Bush should commit additional resources to democratic development and call
upon African nations to improve respect for political rights and civil
liberties on the continent, Freedom House said today.