Vision, Mission and Values


A world where every nation respects and upholds the core democratic values, principles, and standards of the Warsaw Declaration.


The Community of Democracies is a global intergovernmental coalition committed to taking concerted action to advance and protect democratic freedoms, strengthen democratic institutions, and expand political participation.

Governing Council Member States do this by abiding by core democratic principles in practice, supporting one another in meeting the objectives they set for themselves, responding to threats to democracy, and working closely with civil society.

Core Values and Principles

Through the Warsaw Declaration and subsequent Ministerial Declarations, Member States have consistently reaffirmed their commitment to core democratic values, including: partnership with civil society, dialogue and peer learning, advocacy on behalf of democratic standards, international collaboration, pluralism, civic education, support for emerging democracies, and economic prosperity as a foundation for democracy.