The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy is held around the main annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, when foreign ministers gather in Geneva, to force critical issues onto the international agenda.
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 event is attended by hundreds of dissidents, victims, diplomats, journalists, student leaders and other concerned citizens. Thousands more watch online. The Geneva Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs from around the world. It has been featured in media around the glove, including CNN, AFP, AP, DW, the Wall Street Journal and The Australian.