Recently, the Prime minister of India virtually addressed the third Summit for Democracy

Key Highlights of the PM Address

  • He highlights that India has an ancient and unbroken culture of democracy. It has been the lifeblood of Indian civilization.
  • Consensus-building, open dialogue, and free discussion have resonated throughout India’s history. That is why Indian citizens consider India to be the “Mother of Democracy”.
  • He emphasized the need for inclusivity, fairness, and participative decision-making in international systems and institutions.

He Highlights the following examples 

  • Parliament passed a law to ensure a minimum of one-third representation for women legislators. 
  • India lifted 250 million people out of poverty in the last 10 years. 
  • India delivered COVID-19 medicines and vaccines to more than 150 countries.
  • India amplified the Voice of the Global South during its G-20 Presidency

Background of Summit for Democracy

  • President Biden launched the historic Summit for Democracy in 2021 to strengthen democratic institutions, protect human rights, and accelerate the fight against corruption, both at home (USA) and abroad. 
  • The Summit for Democracy was first held on December 9-10th 2021, a virtual international conference hosted by the then President of the United States.
  • It centred on three main topics: safeguarding against authoritarianism, addressing and combating corruption, and advocating for human rights.
  • China and Russia, are not among invitees, although both Communist countries refer to themselves as democracies.
  Third Summit for Democracy
S. NoKey TermsImportant information
1.DateMarch 18 – 20, 2024
2.HostGovernment of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
3.ThemeDemocracy for Future Generations
4.ParticipantsGovernments, International Organizations, Academia, Civil Society, etc.

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