This Pride Month photo was taken on May 17, 2018, by the Equality Movement, a Georgian civil society organization partnering with USAID to advance equal human rights protections for all Georgians. Photo credit: Mikheil Meparishvili, Equality Movement.

 

On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host the first of two Summits for Democracy, which will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.

The Summit presents an opportunity to discuss how to strengthen democracy in times of peril and to show how democracy still works and can improve people’s lives in tangible ways. It aims to show how open, rights-respecting societies can work together to effectively tackle the challenges of our time, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and inequality.

The Summit will solicit innovative and bold commitments centered around three principal themes:

  • Defending against authoritarianism
  • Addressing and fighting corruption
  • Advancing respect for human rights

USAID will participate in the Summit for Democracy and highlight our work that strengthens democracy and supports democratic ambitions. USAID plans to announce a bold suite of new programming at the Summit to strengthen democracy work and expose, track, and disrupt transnational corruption and mitigate its impact on democratic governance and development progress by working at the local, national, regional, and global levels.

Watch the live stream: https://www.state.gov/summit-for-democracy/

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