United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
December 9, 2021
Media Advisory: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Participate in President Joseph Biden’s Summit for Democracy
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will chair a panel discussion during President Joseph Biden’s Summit for Democracy on Friday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m. EST. The discussion, titled “Protecting Democratic Institutions: Elections, the Rule of Law, and a Resilient Information Space” will focus on the necessity of protecting key democratic institutions and processes, as well as rebuilding trust and revitalizing our shared commitment to democracy.
Following the panel discussion, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will moderate a Youth Town Hall at 12:15 p.m. EST with more than 70 young leaders from around the world. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will take questions from youth participants and explore their perspectives on democracy, as well as their role in promoting and strengthening democracy around the world.
The Summit for Democracy will reinforce the United States’ commitment to placing democracy and human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy. The Summit reflects President Biden’s deeply held belief that in order to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, democracies must come together, learn together, stand together, and act together. The virtual Summit will take place on December 9-10, 2021, and will convene global leaders, a diverse slate of democracies, and representatives from civil society and private sector. Following a “year of action,” consultation, and delivery of results, President Biden will welcome world leaders to an in-person Summit.
More information about the Summit for Democracy, including a calendar of events and a link to the livestream, is available at https://www.state.gov/summit-for-democracy/.