Democracy Coalition Project
The Democracy Coalition Project is an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts research and advocacy relating to the advancement of democracy and human rights internationally, particularly through the United Nations and other multilateral organs. Begun in June 2001 as an initiative of the Open Society Institute, the Democracy Coalition Project (DCP) focuses its work on advocacy, research, and coalition-building toward the goal of democratic development as an essential element of international peace and human development. DCP plays a leadership role in building an international coalition of organizations to monitor the foreign policies of governments as they relate to human rights and democracy promotion. DCP also works to encourage a more transparent and active Community of Democracies and an active Democracy Caucus at the United Nations.