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Secretary General

Secretary General

Since April 2012, Ambassador Maria Leissner (Sweden) has served as the Secretary General of the Community of Democracies.

With the aim of providing strategic leadership to the CoD, the Secretary General:
  • Leads the Permanent Secretariat and reports on the overall implementation of its activities,
  • Formulates a work plan of programs for the Community in accordance with the agenda of each Presidency,
  • Develops new and existing activities of the Community,
  • Ensures support to the various Working Groups,
  • Contributes to the work of the Presidency and the Governing Council,
  • Manages contacts with the Community's affiliated bodies
The Secretary General also acts as a spokesperson for the Community. She represents the coalition in relevant international meetings, which include bilateral meetings and meetings of regional and multilateral international organizations. 

Please see the Secretary General's agenda here. 
 





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