UN Democracy Caucus
“When the United Nations can truly call itself a community of democracies, the Charter’s noble ideals of protecting human rights and promoting ‘social progress in larger freedoms’ will have been brought much closer.”
– Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (June 2008)
The Community’s UN Democracy Caucus is the only body within the United Nations system to convene democratic states based on shared values instead of regional affiliation.
Working through diplomatic missions accredited to the United Nations, the UN Democracy Caucus gives more than 80 democratic states a unique opportunity to share information about pending initiatives and build alliances in support of the core democratic values upon which the Community has been built.
Under the leadership of the Presidency of the Community of Democracies, participants in the UN Democracy Caucus work together to support and promote democratic principles at the General Assembly. The caucus works by suggesting and voting together on resolutions that support democracy and human rights and serves as a block to authoritarian states who seek to use UN institutions to promote non-democratic practices.