Ministerial Conferences

Leaders of the world’s democracies come together every two years for a Ministerial Conference that reconfirms their commitment to core democratic principles and sets the global agenda for the Community of Democracies.

On September 15th, the International Day of Democracy, The United States Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson hosted the 2017 Community of Democracies’ Governing Council Ministerial meeting in Washington D.C.

This year’s Ministerial was the culmination of the U.S. Presidency of the Community. Please click here to read remarks from the meeting.

As of September 15th 2017, seven members of the newly elected Executive Committee (Chile, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Sweden, UK) will collectively lead the Community of Democracies for the period from 2017 to 2019. Norway assumed the first term of a rotating chairmanship of the Executive Committee between 15 September and 15 March 2017.