History and common sense tell us that liberty, opportunity, and justice thrive in a democracy, not in an autocracy.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration’s Abiding Commitment to Democratic Renewal at Home and Abroad
On March 29-30, 2023, President Biden co-hosted the second Summit for Democracy with the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Republic of Zambia. The second Summit assembled world leaders in a virtual, plenary format, followed by gatherings in each co-host capital with representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector. Together, we showcased progress made by Summit partners on commitments announced at the first Summit for Democracy hosted by President Biden in December 2021, and organized collective action to address emerging challenges to democracy. At the second Summit for Democracy, it was announced that the Republic of Korea will host a future, third Summit for Democracy.