Summit for Democracy 2021 – taking stock one month later

By Annika Silva-Leander
27 January 2022

In response to the increasing challenges to democracy worldwide, the first ever global Summit for Democracy was held in December 2021, at the invitation of the United States administration. A second one is planned for the end of 2022, after a ‘year of action’, during which governments will implement their commitments and civil society and the media will monitor their progress. The Summits provide a historical opportunity to strengthen collaboration between democracies of all kinds to collectively address common challenges in the face of increasing authoritarian threats.

Governments have the 2022 year of action to implement their commitments and report back on their achievements by December.