1012 November 2002
The Second Non-Governmental Forum of the Community
of Democracies (CD) brought together leading democracy advocates
and scholars from around the world. Under the theme “Global
Solidarity for Expanding and Strengthening Democracy,”
more than 250 participants convened parallel to the Ministerial
Meeting in order to advance international collaboration on
democracy promotion and to address pressing issues facing
democracies in all stages of development.
for more information regarding the Non-Governmental Forum.
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The Second Ministerial Meeting of the Community
of Democracies, “Democracy: Investing for Peace
and Prosperity” demonstrated the growing support
for global efforts to expand and defend democracy. Foreign
Ministers and representatives from over 100 countries met
in Seoul and culminated two days of meetings with unanimous
approval of an Action Plan. The Convening Group was formally
endorsed as the body to follow up implementation of the Seoul
Plan of Action and to report to the third governmental conference,
which the government of Chile announced it would host in 2005.
for more information regarding the Ministerial Meeting.
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