Declaration of Democratic Principles: Civil society’s critical role in achieving the Summit for Democracy goals
In the lead-up to the second Summit for Democracy, the Brookings Institution hosted a webinar to mark the release of a civil society-led Declaration of Democratic Principles. The declaration—coordinated by Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the McCain Institute—includes the contributions of 14 cohorts established during the “Year of Action” following the first Summit for Democracy in December 2021. The event examined how to advance these principles and tackle the world’s greatest corruption, democracy, and security challenges.
On March 27, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an expert panel to highlight achievements and challenges in the “Year of Action.” The discussion unpacked ways that civil society, the private sector, and governments can work together to strengthen democracy, fight corruption, and promote respect for human rights. After their remarks, the panel took audience questions.
Senior Fellow - Governance Studies - The Brookings Institution
President - AfricTivistes
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Executive Vice President - Freedom House
Program Director and Chief Economist - Center for the Study of Democracy
Managing Director - Basel Institute on Governance
President and CEO - Internews
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