Go to main content
The 3rd Summit for Democracy

Program of Leaders’ Plenary


  • Title

    The 3rd Summit for Democracy, Leaders’ Plenary

  • Date

    March 20, 2024

Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 20, 2024

Time (KST) Details
20:00-20:15 [Opening Ceremony]
  • Joint opening remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark, and President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya
  • Congratulatory remarks by Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations
  • Special remarks by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of the United States
20:15-21:05 [Session 1: Inclusive Society and Youth Empowerment]
  • Chaired by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Denmark
  • Speakers:
    • Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden
    • President Pedro Sánchez of Spain
    • President Santiago Peña of Paraguay
    • President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera of Malawi
    • Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al-Sudani of Iraq
    • President Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia
    • Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' of Nepal
    • President Maia Sandu of Moldova
21:05-21:30 [Special Interventions by Partner Institutions]
  • Secretary General Mathias Cormann - OECD
  • Secretary General Thomas E. Garrett - Community of Democracies
  • CEO Sanjay Pradhan - Open Government Partnership
  • Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora - International IDEA
21:30-22:30 [Session 2: Technology, Elections, and Mis-/Dis-information]
  • Chaired by President Yoon Suk Yeol, Republic of Korea
  • Speakers:
    • Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan
    • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
    • President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria
    • President Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi of Botswana
    • President Gitanas Nausėda of Lithuania
    • President Alar Karis of Estonia
    • President Adama Barrow of The Gambia
    • President Alexander Stubb of Finland
22:30-22:50 [Special Interventions by Civil Society 1]
  • Vice Chair Ketakandriana Rafitoson - Transparency International
  • CEO Blair Glencorse - Accountability Lab
  • AI Research Head Jung-Woo Ha - Naver
22:50-23:40 [Session 3: Governance Partnership with Global South]
  • Chaired by President William Samoei Ruto, Kenya
  • Speakers:
    • President Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic
    • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine
    • President Dina Boluarte of Peru
    • Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece
    • Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia
    • President Daniel Noboa Azín of Ecuador
    • President Bernardo Arévalo of Guatemala
23:40-00:10+1 [Session 4: Leaders’ Messages – Democracy for Future Generations]
  • President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission
  • Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
  • Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany
  • Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom
  • Prime Minister Christopher Luxon of New Zealand
  • President Viola Amherd of Switzerland
00:10+1-00:30+1 [Special Interventions by Civil Society 2]
  • Communications Intern Mufaro Jele - Gwen Trust
  • Project Officer Jiwan Acharya - Blind Youth Association Nepal
  • Project Manager Alejandra Saucedo - Alma Civica
  • Executive Director Nerima Wako-Ojiwa - Siasa Place
00:30+1 [Closing Ceremony]

Closing remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol, Republic of Korea

Please drag left or right.