At this tragic time our hearts and prayers are with the people of Orlando

"Although we lose a valuable member of our family, we are happy to learn that he will continue the struggle for human rights in such an important international position.” – Jim Prince


“Thanks indeed for the great work the Democracy Council has done in Timor-Leste... a first-of-a-kind for our country.”
-Francisco da Costa Monteiro,
​Office of the President, Timor L’este

“As emerging nations work their way toward democratic politics and market economics they need more help. They need partners. The Council is such a partner...”
-Dr. Greg Treverton, RAND corporation

​“The Democracy Council founded the Palestinian Transparency & Accountability Project… to promote financial and governance reform.  The group’s work was largely credited with revealing a $900 million gap in the PA budget.” -Signed by Members of Congress.

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