Ministerial Conferences are bi-annual high-level meetings of states, civil society, and other democracy stakeholders, with the aim of exchanging views and best practices on supporting the common democratic values and standards outlined in the Warsaw Declaration. Ministerial Conferences conclude with the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration by the participating states. Warsaw Declaration was the first Ministerial Declaration of the Community of Democracies.
10th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies and related events
10th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies #CoD10Ministerial
Democracy and Resilience: Shared Goals
September 22, 2021
On September 22, 2021, foreign ministers and high-level officials from democratic states, civil society representatives, and youth gathered at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CoD) to discuss Democracy and Resilience: Shared Goals. Hosted by the CoD Presidency of Romania and chaired by Romanian Foreign Minister H.E. Bogdan Aurescu, the event was organized during the High-Level Week of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York City and offered in a virtual format due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions. The Bucharest Ministerial Declaration of the Community of Democracies was adopted as an outcome of the event.
CoD Youth Forum
September 27-29, 2021
A companion event to the CoD Ministerial Conference, the Youth Forum was held in a virtual format over three days on September 27-29, 2021. The Forum is a global platform for the participation of representatives of youth-led organizations and networks. The Forum was organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies and CoD Presidency Romania and championed by the CoD YouthLeads, young activists and democracy leaders from different countries and regions within and outside the Governing Council membership. Read more
Enhancing Peace Through Women’s and Girls’ Education
21 September 2021,
Online side-event on the margins of the Tenth CoD Ministerial Conference
This virtual side event discussed the critical value of education of women and girls for peacebuilding processes and conflict resolution. It highlighted the disproportionate impact of war or conflict on women and girls, their education and self-development, and discussed potential solutions to support women during the conflict and post conflict realities to unleash their full potential. The event was organized in in cooperation with the CoD Working Group on Women and Democracy.
Developing safeguards to prevent the abuse of new technologies and growing influence of digital authoritarianism
The CoD Working Group on Democracy and Technology
virtual side-event was held on September 30, 2021 on the margins of the CoD 10th Ministerial Conference. The event gathered representatives of governments, civil society, and the private sector to discuss ways to prevent misuse of new technologies against democracies; and embracing opportunities of digitalization to support good democratic governance.