--The International Steering Committee Is:
  • A global network of civil society leaders committed to advancing democracy and human rights through the Community of Democracies

  • The voice of civil society in the framework of the Community of Democracies, advising governments on the actions needed to enable civil society to work freely to strengthen democracy, rule of law, and protection for the fundamental rights enshrined in the Warsaw Declaration

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08 May 2015 Join the ISC's Virtual Forum Now!

From May 7, 2015 to July 4, 2015, civil society around the world are invited to participate in an online conversation regarding the ISC, its role in the CD, and its work on the CD Working Groups. Please click here to join the forum.

30 December 2014 Gustavo Amaya Named Interim ISC/CD Chair

Former ISC/CD Chair Paul Graham has stepped down. Gustavo Amaya, the head of Salvadoran NGO CECADE, is now serving as Interim Chair. Read more.

Please find the full list of ISC members here.

30 May 2014 ISC/CD Releases Statement on Coup in Thailand

The ISC/CD condemns the coup in Thailand. Read the statement.


28 March 2014 ISC/CD Releases Statement on Treatment of Student Protesters in Taiwan

The ISC/CD expresses its deep concern at the excessive use of force by the Taiwan police against peaceful student protesters in Taiwan. Read the statement.

19 March 2014 ISC/CD Releases Statement on Nigeria

The ISC/CD deplores the adoption by Nigeria of its new highly discriminatory law against its gay citizens which casts doubt on Nigeria's commitment to democracy. Read the statement.

24 January 2014 ISC/CD Member Yuri Dzhibladze Provides Analysis on Russia and Ukraine for Governing Council Meeting

On December 10, Yuri Dzhibladze, member of the nongovernmental International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies (ISC/CD), provided remarks for a meeting of the CD Governing Council, which took place in Warsaw, Poland. Read more.

06 June 2013 ISC/CD Member Michael Kau Announces New International Committee for a Democratic Taiwan

A group of scholars and practitioners have started a new organization to support democracy in Taiwan. The International Committee for a Democratic Taiwan (ICDT) includes democracy activists, intellectuals, and political leaders and will work to strengthen Taiwan's commitment to democracy and human rights. Read more.

08 May 2013 ISC/CD Civil Society Recommendations to the CD Ulaanbaatar Declaration

The Civil Society Forum of the VII Ministerial of the Community of Democracies took place on April 28-29 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ISC/CD drafted recommendations that were discussed by forum participants. Read more.

ISC/CD members in Ulaanbaatar

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