Civil Society Pillar

The participation of the civil society is a unique asset to the Community and one of its key strengths.

Civil society is represented at the Governing Council by the International Steering Committee (ISC)–  an independent, representative body elected by the Civil Society Assembly to provide advice to the Community of Democracies.It develops its own strategies and activities to promote civic space, proposes areas for consideration, and expresses the view of civil society during Governing Council deliberations.

The ISC is composed of global, regional and national level civil society organizations. Since September 2022, the ISC is currently chaired by Enrique de Obarrio of REDLAD Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy