The World Movement for Democracy is a “network of networks” that connects and unites people and organizations around the world who are working on a daily basis to promote democratic values and build and strengthen democratic institutions in their respective countries. The Movement, for which National Endowment for Democracy serves as the secretariat, is directed by an international Steering Committee of distinguished democratic activists and thinkers, chaired by co-founder and CEO of Rappler and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa. It has held 11 World Assemblies funded mostly with non-public funding.
The 11th Global Assembly of the World Movement took place on October 25-27, 2022, in Taipei, Taiwan. The Assembly served as a forum for democrats around the world to exchange their understanding of today’s challenges and their potential solutions, and build new strategic partnerships with others.