The Christchurch Call Community of governments, online service providers, civil society, and partner organisations gathers for regular summits and leaders' meetings. This page has information about those events.
Leaders' Summit 2022, New York
The third Leaders' Summit took place in New York on 20 September 2022. This meeting included leaders from across government, online service providers, and civil society.
The Summit provided leaders with a platform to consider the community’s priorities, articulate their own priorities, and provide strategic direction for the coming year.
Leaders also considered future challenges and opportunities, including how new technology might impact the Call community’s work. The discussion centred on three topics:
Incident response, and the ongoing challenge of terrorist and violent extremist content
Algorithms, radicalisation, and gender
Future focus of the Call, new technology, and youth
Read more about these topics and the actions leaders have endorsed in the Joint Statement by the Christchurch Call Leaders' Summit co-hosts, Aotearoa New Zealand and France.
Leaders from the Call Community met virtually on 15 May 2021 for the Christchurch Call Second Anniversary Summit. The COVID-19 pandemic meant leaders were not able to gather in person. The Summit was therefore convened virtually, reflecting the ‘new normal’ of working on a global initiative during a pandemic. Thirty-four governments, eight companies and 30 civil society organisations were represented at the Summit.
Leaders endorsed a programme of four thematic workplans:
Prime Minister Ardern and President Macron convened a second meeting of Christchurch Call leaders on 23 September 2019 in New York, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly’s High Level Week. His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan co-hosted the event. This event was one of the best attended on the first day of UN Leaders’ Week in 2019.
At this meeting, France and New Zealand announced that 32 new countries and international organisations had joined the Christchurch Call. Prime Minister Ardern and President Macron led the Call Community in recognising the impact of measures taken to date, noting that the achievements of the Call Community were only made possible by the collaborative nature of the commitments.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron founded the Christchurch Call in Paris on 15 May 2019 – two months to the day after the livestreamed terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Prime Minister Ardern and President Macron were joined by a group of world leaders, online service providers, and other organisations in adopting the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online. At this summit, 17 countries, the European Commission, and eight online service providers adopted the pledge.