The International Civil Society Forum for Democracy (ICSFD) is a global network that promotes democratic governance reforms by strengthening civil society collaboration nationally, regionally and internationally. The ICSFD is closely associated with an inter-governmental process, the International Conference of New or Restored Democracies (ICNRD), which meets periodically on a global basis and reports regularly to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

This site provides an archive of documents and information related to the ICNRD and ICSFD processes.


15-16 March, 2007. Stockholm Seminar on the Past, Present and Future of the New or Restored Democracies Movement. Representatives of governments, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, civil society and the United Nations gathered at the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen), in Stockholm to discuss implementation of the outcomes and objectives identified at the Sixth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies. View Chairman’s Summary.

29 October to 1 November, 2006. The Sixth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies (ICNRD 6) took place in Doha, Qatar and followed a tripartite structure with separate meetings for governments, parliamentarians and civil society representatives. Each meeting generated its own outcome documents. Additionally, a Tripartite Joint Statement was approved.

Meeting of representatives of governments:
- Declaration and Plan of Action
Parliamentary Meeting:
- Declaration
- Plan of Action
Civil Society Meeting
- Declaration and Plan of Action
Governments, Parliamentarians, Civil Society:
- Tripartite Joint Statement
Government of Qatar Draft Conference Report

21 April 2006. UN General Assembly resolution A/60/L.53 “Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies.”