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Next March, Zambia will co-host Second Summit for Democracy

The second Summit for Democracy is anticipated to be hosted by ZAMBIA, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Korea, and the United States in 2019.

The Summit will show how democracies serve their inhabitants well and are the ideal countries to deal with the most urgent problems facing the world.

The presidents of the hosting countries said in a statement that they accepted the invitation to host in order to show that transparent, responsible governance is still the greatest approach to bring about long-term prosperity, peace, and justice.

“Today, we the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Zambia, and the United States are pleased to announce that our leaders will co-host the second Summit for Democracy on March 29-30, 2023.

We are living through an era defined by challenges to accountable and transparent governance. From wars of aggression to changes in climate, societal mistrust and technological transformation, it could not be clearer that all around the world, democracy needs champions at all levels,” reads the statement.

The Summit will bring together world leaders in a virtual plenary format, followed by hybrid meetings with representatives from the public, private, and civil society sectors in each of the nations.

“Together, we will showcase progress made by Summit partners on commitments during the Year of Action, and will reaffirm the vitality of the democratic model and collective action to meet the unprecedented challenges of our time. We look forward to another successful Summit, and accelerating concrete action toward democratic renewal,” reads the statement in parts.

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