On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host a virtual summit for leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector. The summit will focus on challenges and opportunities facing democracies and will provide a platform for leaders to make both individual and collective commitments to defend democracy and human rights at home and abroad. For the United States, the summit will offer an opportunity to listen, learn, and engage with a diverse range of actors whose support and commitment is critical for global democratic renewal. It will also showcase one of democracy’s unique strengths: the ability to acknowledge its weaknesses and imperfections and confront them openly and transparently. Read more on the US Department of State website here.
Anyone around the world will be able to listen and watch public events at the Summit through the US State Department website. This website also hosts a variety of information related to the Summit, including side and related-events, resources and information. If you represent an organization working on one of the Summit issues you can also organize your own events related to the Summit themes here. After the Summit in December 2021, invited counties will work towards implementation of commitments on issues of democracy (see more information below). If you are a citizen of one of those countries you can work to ensure accountability for those commitments by your government.
The 1st Summit (December 9th and 10th 2021) will be followed by a year of action by participants to make democracies more responsive and resilient, and to build a broader community of partners committed to global democratic renewal. Approximately one year after the December 2021 Summit, President Biden will host a second summit to take stock of the progress made and forge a common path ahead.
No, this website is entirely conceived of and managed by civil society. We are hoping to make the process of organising and engaging around the summit easier for all by sharing information and resources on an open platform. Please read further to see how you can submit an event or share a resource on this site.
Any civil-society hosted event that pertains to the Summit for Democracy. These may include workshops, seminars, panel discussions. Events may be virtual or in person.
We will NOT accept any events that encourage or promote harmful language or actions against any individual or group. We will only accept events that are presented by a registered NGO, CSO organisation. No event submissions from individuals will be accepted.
Create an account and fill in the event submission form. Please remember to include your contact details as well as a link for participants to register for your event. We will not be sending event registration details to potential participants
Yes, this process is for free.
No, it is your responsibility to promote/ advertise your event. This site will only act as a repository for information about events that pertain to the Summit for Democracy.
Please click on the ‘virtual’ or ‘in-person’ box.
All events (including edits) need to be approved before they go live. Please allow up to 24 hours for this to happen, although it is usually much faster.
Unfortunately you will not be able to make any changes to your event straight from on the site. If you would like to make any changes please get in touch with us on [email protected]. Your changes will need to be approved by our team, which can take up to 24 hours.
It can take up to 24 hours for your event to be approved.
If you have additional questions – please email [email protected]