Bringing democratic governments together in an environment that celebrates and promotes shared values has long been a core responsibility of the Community of Democracies.
This commitment dates to the earliest days of the Community, when it was led by a small group of countries known as the “Convening Group.”
“Through solidarity, established democracies can come closer to fulfilling their potential. Struggling democracies can find the help they need to deliver on freedom’s promise,” said former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during the 2010 high-level meetings in Poland. “Future democracies can draw inspiration in their quest for social progress and political change.”
The Community’s quest continues today, with numerous opportunities for governments to engage in the kind of meaningful dialogue that produces collective responses to important issues at a global and regional level. These alliances often include nongovernmental actors, such as civil society organizations, who share the Community’s commitment to supporting and enabling the development of sustainable democracies around the world.