Community of Democracies appoints Ambassador Leissner as its first Secretary General

Published: April 17, 2012

ICNL is pleased to report that the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies unanimously selected Maria Leissner (Sweden’s Ambassador-at-Large for Democracy) to be the first Secretary-General of the Community of Democracies. Ambassador Leissner is a global leader on issues of democracy, human rights, and civil society. We are also pleased that Ambassador Leissner presented keynote remarks at ICNL’s Global Forum on Civil Society Law 2011. Ambassador Leissner’s selection marks a major step forward for the Community of Democracies. We congratulate Ambassador Leissner, Sweden, and the Community of Democracies on this appointment.

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