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  • Continuing judiciary reform
  • Combating corruption and organized crime by investing in e-services to close loopholes and ensure good governance and transparency for all government processes
  • Engaging the Open Government Partnership to ensure meaningful public dialogue with all sectors of society
  • Implementing digital public services


  • Strengthening the independence of the judiciary
  • Increasing the accountability of the public prosecutor’s office
  • Safeguarding media freedom and promoting citizens’ trust in institutions.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Promoting, including through the adoption of new laws, the protection of vulnerable persons and groups, including people living with disabilities and indigenous peoples
  • Organizing elections within the constitutional deadlines
  • Strengthening of the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF), National Agency for the Fight against Corruption, Court of Auditors as well as courts and tribunals
  • Reforming anti-corruption laws to ensure transparent management of public resources and the execution of the state budget
  • Supporting a multisectoral commission responsible for the implementation of transitional justice


  • Restoring and entrenching democracy in the region by supporting reconciliation between parties in conflict in Ethiopia, peace and stability in Sudan and South Sudan, and stabilization of Somalia
  • Strengthening the ongoing fight against corruption by continuing to develop accountable institutions and grow local, organic solutions
  • Seeking to deliver UN Security Council mandate in context of four broad policy pillars: 1) Regional peace and security 2) Counterterrorism 3) Peace support operations and 4) Climate-related security

Republic of Korea

  • Sharing the cause of the International Fund for Public Interest Media and joining efforts to protect independent media around the world 
  • Expanding Official Development Assistance for women’s capacity building in developing countries 
  • Sharing anticorruption policies, including the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Prevention Act, Prevention of Conflict of Interests Act, and protection system for whistle blowers  
  • Sharing E-Government system with developing countries to promote government innovation and improved transparency

The Netherlands

The commitments listed below were made during the first Summit for Democracy:

  • Supporting the Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative
  • Supporting the Freedom Online Coalition (especially on AI principles development and internet shutdowns)
  • Pledging 2.5 million Euro to the Tech Protect program
  • Pledging 15 million Euro to fund journalists in defense
  • Encouraging cooperation between UN special rapporteurs on human rights issues

New Zealand

  • Advancing a human-rights centered approach to technology development and planning to work with partner nations to advance the Christchurch Call to Action
  • Pledging 1 million NZD to support anti-corruption within the Pacific region
  • Pledging 150,000 NZD to the UNESCO Global Media Defence Fund
  • Pledging “to contribute” to the International Fund for Independent Public Interest Media

North Macedonia

  • Defending together our way of life against authoritarian states
  • Redoubling our efforts in fighting corruption and organized crime
  • Safeguarding human rights and freedoms by building resilience accountable institutions, a strong civil society, and free media


  • Continuing to promote democracy in Eastern Europe, including Belarus
  • Advocating for the release of political prisoners in Belarus
  • Continuing to host as welcomed guests the thousands of Belarusians who had to flee their country after August 2020 elections


  • Committing to a human rights approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing investment in vulnerable groups   
  • Samoa is developing: 
    • An anti-corruption strategy 
    • A right to information policy and legislation 
    • An Open Access policy 
    • Clearer guidelines on conducting parallel investigations when it comes to official corruption in government 

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future