Join IRI for Events Around the Summit for Democracy

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The Biden administration is set to host the virtual Summit for Democracy December 9-10, 2021. Government, civil society, and private sector leaders will meet to discuss the state of democracies around the world. Particularly, the summit will encourage countries to make new commitments and reforms towards advancing democracy. The three “key themes” of the summit include:

  1. Defending against authoritarianism
  2. Addressing and fighting corruption
  3. Promoting respect for human rights

Organizations such as the International Republican Institute (IRI) will participate in events surrounding the summit that will focus on these three themes. As a leading democracy development organization, IRI can contribute expert knowledge and on the ground experience to these events. To learn more about summit-related events with IRI, please see the information below.

December 2, 2021

8:00-8:45am EST – Addressing Global Threats to Democracy through Empowered and Effective Legislative Institutions

9:00-11:00am EST – Curbing Authoritarianism through Strong Legislatures and the Defense of Democratic Institutions and Principles

December 3, 2021

8:00-10:00am EST – Advancing Integrity through Parliaments – How Parliaments Can Lead the Fight Against Corruption and Kleptocracy

December 6, 2021

10:00am EST – Youth Assembly for the Summit for Democracy (

December 7, 2021

8:00-10:00am EST – Parliament’s Role to Defend & Safeguard Human Rights: Inclusive Lawmaking, Holding Bad Actors Accountable, and Protecting Mechanisms to Redress Grievances

Global Democracy Coalition Forum:

10:00am EST – CFAI in Africa and LAC

12:00pm EST – Elections and the Digital Transformation

December 8, 2021

12:30pm EST – NED Board Chairs Event

December 13, 2021

2:00pm EST Dismantling the Kleptocrat’s Playbook: Democratic Responses to Kleptocracy

December 14, 2021

10:00am EST – Jordan, Morocco & Tunisia: Bridging the Gap Between National and Local

December 15, 2021

11:00am EST – Exploring the Challenges of Participatory Budgeting at the Local Level

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