Celebrating the 20th Anniversary 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 transitions, movements, and activists that made this moment a reality and to take the next leap forward. With hope and optimism, we founded the World Movement for Democracy, for which the National Endowment for Democracy serves as the secretariat, believing that “the continued durability and dynamism of democracy globally requires a worldwide community of democrats . . . who are united by shared democratic values and a commitment to mutual support and solidarity.”

Find out what’s next for the World Movement for Democracy.