US State Department Kicks Off ‘Democracy Cohorts’ Initiative as Part of the Summit’s Year of Action
The United States is launching multistakeholder platforms, called Democracy Cohorts, to take joint action in supporting commitment implementation in priority focus areas. Each Democracy Cohort will bring together governments and authorities that demonstrate the political will for progress on key Summit commitments in cooperation with the relevant non-governmental stakeholders. Each cohort will be co-led by governments and authorities and civil society. The process will provide opportunities for meaningful dialogue and collaboration among civil society representatives, private sector leaders, philanthropic partners, academics, and government decision-makers, helping to facilitate monitoring and accountability for commitments made at the Summit.