Democracy summit

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  • August 12, 2021
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Democracy summit

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – International Relations 

In news USA President Joe Biden will host a ‘Summit for Democracy’, virtually, on December 9-10. 

About the summit

  • It will be held around three themes: 
    • Defending against authoritarianism, 
    • Fighting corruption, 
    • Promoting respect for human rights. 
  • The summit will gather together Heads of State, civil society, philanthropy, and the private sector. 
  • The Summit is seen as one way to counter growing Chinese influence.
  • There would be country-wise commitments made at the first summit.  
  • A second summit which will be in-person, will follow in 2022.
  • Following a year of consultation, coordination, and action, President Biden will then invite world leaders to gather once more to showcase progress made against their commitments. 

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