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Virtual Civil Society Organizations Kickoff Call for the Summit for Democracy

Event date
15 September 2021
Organising parties
US Department of State

The event consisted of a formal call by the US Government on 15 September 2021 for civil society input to the Summit. The event discussed a shared vision for meaningful civic engagement and gave organisations the opportunity for a Q&A. Speakers clarified priorities for the administration and Summit and provided updates on the format, timing and agenda of the Summit, as well as next steps.

A full transcript of the discussion is available.

Remarks were provided by:

  • Uzra Zeya, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights
  • Lisa Peterson, Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour
  • Erin Barclay, Coordinator for Global Democratic Renewal
  • Johnny Walsh, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator