By Bruno Kaufmann
28 March 2023

The second Summit for Democracy initiated by US president Joe Biden takes place simultaneously in five continents this week. It offers a unique stage to small countries with strong democratic identities like Botswana, Mongolia – and Switzerland.

The second Summit for Democracy takes place from March 28-30 and brings together more than 100 countries. This global event was initially proposed by US president Joe Biden and took place in Washington DC in December 2021.

At that summit participating governments including Switzerland committed to concrete democracy support measures, which will not be evaluated during this week’s second edition, which takes place on five continents. The second Summit is co-hosted in Africa (by Zambia), Asia (by South Korea), Europe (by the Netherlands) and the Americas (by Costa Rica and the United States).