Democracy as a pillar of security

75th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty


On June 25, the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies, in cooperation with the Senate of the Republic of Poland, organized a conference, “Democracy as a Pillar of Security: 75th anniversary of the Signing of the North Atlantic Treaty”. The event underlined the convergence between the aims and principles enshrined in the Warsaw Declaration of the Community of Democracies on its 24th anniversary and the North Atlantic Treaty on its 75th anniversary. Speakers emphasized the enduring importance of democratic principles in all dimensions of modern statehood, a significance that was felt throughout the event hosted at the Polish Senate.

High-level panelists, including CoD Governing Council ambassadors of the United States, Poland, Canada, Estonia, and Lithuania, discussed the urgent need for democratic states to strengthen democracy-security-transatlantic cooperation in the area of security. The global challenges of the modern war such as disinformation and destabilization within mechanisms of civilian and democratic control over defense were underscored, highlighting the need for immediate action.


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U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzeziński’s Remarks