In July, 2004 DCP’s Regional Director for Europe Claudia Caldeirinha gave a presentation to key EU experts and policymakers on why greater European Union involvement is needed in the Community of Democracies. Calling the current EU policy inconsistent, Ms. Caldeirinha argues that greater involvement would be consistent with EU principles and would serve to internationalize and enhance the profile of the Community of Democracies. The Conference entitled “Enhancing the European Profile in Democracy Assistance” was hosted by The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD).
Nongovernmental Secretariat Presents Recommendations to
In July 2004 the NGO Executive Secretariat presented recommendations to the Convening Group Ambassadors gathered in Santiago for the quarterly meeting held on the Community of Democracies. These proposals cover such issues as criteria for invitations to the Community of Democracies meetings and democratization of the Convening Group.
To read the proposals, please click on the following links: Global Issues Group: Its Role and Proposals and Civil Society Participation at the Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies.
DCP Co-hosts two workshops on the CD process at World Movement for Democracy’s 3rd Assembly held in Durban, South Africa
DCP co-hosted two workshops on multilateral democracy promotion highlighting the role of the Community of Democracies, civil society, International Financial Institutions and the United Nations.
Read the report on Promoting Democracy Multilaterally: What can Civil Society do through the United Nations, International Financial Institutions and the Community of Democracies?
Read the report on The Non-Governmental Process for the Community of Democracies, Santiago 2005: Promoting Regional Dialogues Among Governments and Civil Society
Read the presentation given by David French, CEO of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, on the Community of Democracies, click here.