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Global Democracy Coalition Forum

International IDEA is convening a global multistakeholder coalition for democracy in a virtual forum to be held for 24 hours on 7 December 2021. The purpose of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum is to facilitate a global conversation on democracy, as inputs to the Summit for Democracy, convened by the United States Government and to be held on 9 and 10 December 2021.

The Forum seeks to provide a platform for voices, actors and issues that may not be part of the official Summit and will thereby contribute to broadening the discussions of the Summit.

The Forum will be held virtually and will consist of one day of over 26 live and recorded webinars with the participation of 34 democracy organizations around the world (and counting) held under the common brand “Global Democracy Coalition Forum” on key challenges, opportunities and solutions to strengthen, protect and renew democracy globally across and beyond the three pillars of the Summit for Democracy (human rights, corruption and rising authoritarianism). The webinars will be recorded and accessible on a webpage after the forum is over to help inform discussions in and after the Summit for Democracy 2021 and ahead of the 2022 Summit. Coalition members will engage actors from around the world, including global thought-leaders, prominent personalities, academics, experts, democracy activists and practitioners.

If your organization is interested in organizing a webinar under the umbrella of the “Global Democracy Coalition Forum”, contact a.silva-leander@idea.int and a.sourek@idea.int.

 

Visit the Global Democracy Coalition Forum website for more details.

Join the conversation on social media: #GlobalDemocracyCoalition

 

Partner organizations include:

  • International IDEA
  • Freedom House
  • National Democratic Institute
  • Club de Madrid
  • IFES
  • Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS)
  • International Republican Institute
  • German Marshall Fund/Alliance for Securing Democracy
  • The Oslo Center
  • European Partnership for Democracy (EPD)
  • Community of Democracies
  • Global Forum for Media Development
  • European Endowment for Democracy
  • The Voice Inc
  • Japan Center for International Exchange
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Demos Finland
  • Westminster Foundation for Democracy
  • Article 19
  • Forum of Federations
  • The Carter Center
  • Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)

 

Organizations and actors that will be participating in the webinars include:

  • SDG16 Data Initiative
  • V-Dem Institute
  • Redlad
  • Fundación Andrés Bello
  • Internews
  • Democracy activists
  • Former heads of state
  • Counterpart International
RSVP/Contacts: 

Contact Annika Silva-Leander at a.silva-leander@idea.int and Amanda Sourek at a.sourek@idea.int for any questions about the Global Democracy Coalition Forum and related events, or if you are interested in organizing a webinar under the umbrella of the Forum.

 

 

Individuals noted on any UN sanctions list (United Nations Security Council Consolidated List) or European Union sanctions list are not allowed to participate in any International IDEA events.