Promoting Inclusive Governance

The World Movement aims to strengthen inclusive democratic governance with an emphasis on empowering emerging leaders that are committed to democratic principles. As part of this effort, the World Movement facilitates engagement among emerging leaders from civil society and political parties; exploring constructive ways to enhance their political participation; building effective partnerships between civil society, government, and the private sector; and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

World Movement's Recent Meetings

Reviving Democratic Commitments: Strengthening Citizenship and Institutions

The World Movement and the Korea Foundation convened an international symposium on September 13, 2018, to discuss the varying degrees of success that different citizens’ movements have achieved and to explore how democrats can capitalize on the momentum popular movements offer.

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Strengthening the Voice of Business to Support Democratic Governance

The World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center jointly launched an initiative to enhance private sector, civil society, and government collaboration.

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Strengthening Democracy in Africa: Building a New Generation of Democratic Leaders

This meeting took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 13-16, 2016. It brought together 75 emerging leaders of African democracy movements to discuss the roles of civil society and political parties in building and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

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News & Alerts

March 1, 2019

Watch—South Korea: Inspiration for Democracy in Asia

As South Korea moves forward with reforms following the historic Candlelight Movement protests in 2016 and 2017, the World Movement convened members of Korea’s civil society, academia, and government to discuss how South Korea can position itself to provide stronger democratic leadership in Asia. The Candlelight Movement demonstrated the motivation of South Koreans to no […]

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February 6, 2019

Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the World Movement for Democracy

Twenty years ago, 400 of democrats from nearly 80 countries gathered at the inaugural Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in New Delhi, India, to rejoice in the wave of democratization that had swept the world in the second part of the century. The Assembly was the first step to celebrate the diversity of […]

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Emerging Leaders

The World Movement connects emerging leaders with opportunities to strengthen their ability to develop policies and build effective cross-sector partnerships to make democracy deliver.

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Faces of Civil Society

“Faces of Civil Society” is a short film series documenting the inspirational stories of  four courageous World Movement participants and activists from Burma, Iraq, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. 

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Hurford Youth Fellowship–archived page

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world.

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