Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy is a major conference that shines a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention. It provides human rights heroes, activists and former political prisoners with a unique platform to testify about their personal struggles for democracy and freedom, while building an international community to take on dictatorships. The Summit is held around the main annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, when foreign ministers gather in Geneva, to place critical issues onto the international agenda.
The 15th Geneva Summit was held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The event was attended by hundreds of dissidents, victims, diplomats, journalists, student leaders and other concerned citizens. Thousands more watched online.