World Forum for Democratization in Asia

The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) was set up in 2005 to enhance political development and conduct democracy promotion activities in Asia. WFDA's secretariat is based in Taipei, Taiwan at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). WFDA has organized several conferences between various civil society organizations, most notably its Biennial Conferences.

Biennial ConferencesEdit

The first Biennial was held in Taipei, Taiwan[1] and was designed to "discuss and adopt guidelines to promote the solidarity of Asian democracies, support democracy activists who are opposed to authoritarian regimes, and solicit support from the international community on democratization in Asia" [2]

The second Biennial was held in Manila, Philippines.[3] The third Biennial was held in Seoul, South Korea around the eve of World Democracy Day. A brief controversy ensued when South Korea decided to bar the entry of an Uigyhur activist of German nationality that was scheduled to attend the conference.[4]

Steering Committee membersEdit


  1. ^ "Taipei to host 1st democracy forum". The China Post. 2005-09-09. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
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  3. ^ "Forum sounds call for Asia democracy -, Philippine News for Filipinos". 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  4. ^ Ramstad, Evan (2009-09-18). "South Korea Bars Uighur Activist -". Retrieved 2012-08-03.

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