Mali’s membership in the Community of Democracies is suspended
Mali’s membership in the Community of Democracies has been suspended after a coup in March 2012. The CoD’s Governing Council came to the decision at its meeting in Ulaanbaatar over 9-10 July 2012.
The Community of Democracies is an informal international organization that was established in 2000 on the initiative of then-U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs prof. Bronisław Geremek. It’s mission is to promote democratic rules as well as to strengthen democratic norms and institutions.