Community of Democracies at the Ninth Summit of the Americas

On the margins of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, SG Thomas E. Garrett joined multilateral gatherings with  democratic leaders, civil society and youth for important discussions on the challenges and opportunities to democracy in the Americas, and developing new ways to promote and defend democracy

The Multiple Faces of Authoritarianism

Side event at the Ninth Summit of the Americas, Wednesday June 7, 2022

The event brought together regional civil society organizations in looking at the advance of authoritarians in the Northern Hemisphere, and was organized by REDLAD-  Member of CoD Civil Society Pillar, and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. SG Thomas E. Garrett participated in opening of the first panel discussion: Authoritarianism as a global tendency and its impact in civic space.

Safeguarding Democracy in the Americas: How to Strengthen the Inter-American Democratic Charter, 20 Years After Its Adoption

Side event at the Ninth Summit of the Americas, Wednesday June 8, 2022

On June 8, in Los Angeles, the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Burkle Center for International Relations, Latin American Institute and the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), The Carter Center, and the Community of Democracies convened experts and senior leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the collective defense of democracy in the Americas. CoD SG Thomas E. Garrett participated in the session as a speaker. SG Garrett spoke of the relevance of democratic principles outlined in Warsaw Declaration and Inter-American Democratic Charter, and the crucial role of civil society in strengthening democracy and holding governments accountable.

Meeting with Latin American Youth Network for Democracy

SG Thomas E. Garrett met with the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy to discuss challenges and opportunities for youth engagement in the Americas.